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Market Report June 24th 2020

Passionfruit close up

Fresh market update: Wednesday 24th - Tuesday 30th of June 2020

Product Report

This week we will recap on a few seasonal changes and give an update on our most popular produce.

Bananas

This time of the year our bananas start to look a little dull in colour. This is because
underneath the skin a blackish-grey looking colour occurs due to the fruits exposure to the cold air and when it ripens up, it's a dull-looking yellow, rather than a bright-looking yellow. But there’s nothing wrong with the banana whatsoever to eat.

Cauliflower Blossom (Fioretto)

If you like cauliflower, you will adore Fioretto. Also known as cauliflower blossom, this new veggie has succulent, tender long stems and edible white florets which have a delicate cauliflower flavour. A great alternative to Cauliflower or Broccolini. Available over the next few months and sold as a 2kg box.

Finger Limes

Looking for a different ingredient with a citrus burst? Try finger limes – this unique Australian citrus offers a burst of refreshing, zingy flavour together with a delightful, crisp, caviar-like texture. You can add finger limes to seafood dishes, cocktails and gelato. Sold in 125gm punnets.

Passionfruit

Passionfruit farmers are reporting a bumper haul of fruit this winter, following the warm summer and wild autumn temperatures. The fruit, which is native to Brazil, is a year-round crop in Australia, with seasonal peaks in both summer and winter. Passionfruit are packed with high levels of vitamin C and dietary fibre. Forgot the old wives’ tale about looking for wrinkly fruit – the best ripeness is fruit that feels heavy for its size when held in the palm.

Green Grapes

We have decided to finish up our local Green Grape season this week. What is around is very expensive and quality is poor. Next up will be the imported green grape from USA which normally starts late July, early August. But our Crimson Grapes will still be around for a good 6 weeks.

Citrus Update

Queensland imperials have all but finished for the season. We now move on to the Victoria/South Australian fruit. The first load of Honey- Murcotts have hit the market floor, also locally grown Tangelo’s have started. Blood Oranges are still 3 weeks away and all Navel Oranges are looking and eating superbly for this time of the year grown locally in Barham. At J L King we source locally grown produce delivered direct wherever possible, supporting our local farmers.

Produce Origins

Product Origin

At JL King & Co. we endeavour to select and supply the best quality fruit and vegetable for our customers, regardless of produce origin within Australia. During change of season, we experience a change-over period where a lot of products typically sourced from one part of the country are now forced to be sourced from another part. Over the coming weeks we will work to highlight a number of these changes.

This week here are some of the products coming out of:

WEST & SOUTH AUSTRALIA & TASMANIAN

- Potatoes

- Capsicums

- Carrots

- Cucumbers

- Swedes

- Turnips

- Onions

- Mandarins

- Lemons

- Oranges

- Mushrooms

- Parsnips

Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday June 30th, 2020.

Produce Price

Bananas

$1.80/kg

Snow Peas

$6.00/kg

Rockmelons

$2.00 each

Cauliflowers

$2.50 each

Red Capsicums

$2.75/kg

Online ordering now available. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of this report, prices and supply can change due to market fluctuations and availability.