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November 26, 2018

Pezzano Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Market Report : 26 Nov – 02 Dec 2018

CAUTION: PRODUCT ALERT

While November usually means the start of some of our local growing season for summer vegetables such as Cherry Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Snow Peas, local Herbs Etc., this year the season seems to be running a little late. There have also been several lines in very short supply which we have listed below.

Mushrooms: Supply on Buttons and Cups have improved with prices also coming back on these lines Fields and Portobellos are still in short supply and expensive, but this should change as we get into December.

Royal Blue Potatoes: While supply has improved slightly, demand remains high, this of course effects pricing. While the information received from both growers and merchants indicates better supply towards the end of the month on select Royal Blues large will still be a problem.

Kiwi Fruit: With the New Zealand fruit now almost, finished supply has dried up on this line. Supply will remain short for the next month until we start to see the imported Kiwis from Italy and the US. What is available now will also be expensive.

Melons: Watermelon is in good supply with the Broome season in full swing, while our market price on this line is controlled by demand from the Eastern states pricing will fluctuate over the month while quality will remain good. Rockmelon and Honeydews on the other hand have become very short with very little coming down from our North west.

Strawberries: Our local season is in full swing with very good quality berries now available, this should continue until mid- December, with both price and quality remaining stable.

Make the most of these tasty berries and add some to your menu today.

Apples: With the approach of summer the W.A supply of Apples always takes a hit, with better than expected sales over winter, supply will this year be low. with no respite expected before we get into our new season fruit in March next year. Supply is not keeping up with demand and prices on all Apples will continue to rise. Our only saving grace here is we are expecting a bumper local stone fruit season even if it will be a little late starting due to the cooler start to spring.

Stonefruit: As the weather warms up we will start to see more and more of our local stone fruit hit the market prices will come down as supply improves, with this year’s crop predicted to be a good season. Keep in mind that the Cherry season is a little behind this year so good quality fruit will not kick in until med December

Mangos: The Ord River season is looking good with good supplies already on the market This sweet fruit is a fantastic addition to any dish and with prices only getting cheaper now is the time to buy

Avocados: It has been a crazy year for Avocado growers with the demand throughout Australia well outstripping supply. This has had a dramatic effect on prices over the last few months. While we have had a flush of fruit over the last few weeks we don’t know what will happen in the lead up to Christmas.

Lettuce Lines: Iceberg and Cos are both in good supply, but there are some growers who have had problems with slime in the hearts of the Iceberg. While we do quality check all our produce, this is something that is difficult to detect. Should you have a problem with slime in the Icebergs please let us know.

For more enquiries & new product lines contact your Sales Rep.

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