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December 16, 2018

Pezzano Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Market Report : 17 – 23 Dec 2018

CAUTION: PRODUCT ALERT

December we will start to see a lot more locally grown produce start, lines such as Tomatoes, Zucchini’s Rock melon, Watermelon, Cucumbers, and good summer Lettuces. Strawberry supply will start to drop off and prices will increase, Lemons Limes are still very expensive, while Melon quality will pick up with the warmer weather. Keep in mind that being December demand for some of these lines is very high which will affect pricing.

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OUT OF SEASON

Artichokes, Jerusalem Artichokes, Runner Beans, Blackberries, Romanesco, Feijoas, Figs, Snake Beans

SHORT SUPPLY

Lemons, Mushrooms, Strawberries, Limes, Apples, Lemon Balm, Chervil, Tomatoes, Coloured Caulies

IN SEASON

Cherries, Grapes Red & White, Local Stone Fruit, Mangoes, Loose Coloured Carrots, Loose Candy Beetroot

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MUSHROOMS: Supply on Buttons and Cups have jumped in price again as supply shortens up. Fields & Portobellos are still in short supply and expensive, but this should change late December.

ASPARAGUS: Our local season has now come to an end with only Victorian Asparagus now available. While the quality is still good, it is more expensive due to demand and freight costs. This season will run for approximately 4 weeks then we will need to switch to imported Asparagus.

KIWI FRUIT: With the New Zealand fruit has now finished. 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 local season starting, 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.

STRAWBERRIES: Our local season will start to wind down as we head towards Xmas the quality will drop away for a few weeks but should pick up again late Dec early Jan. 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.

STONEFRUIT: With the warmer weather, 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 mid-December.

MANGOS: The Broome season is looking good supplies of quality fruit are 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. We also see a rise in insects through the washed lines this time of year, remember to rinse & inspect before use.

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

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