Prices reduce slightly
AVOCADO This month:$2.49ea Last month: $2.63ea Movement:$0.14 Average: $2.56ea BEETROOT This month:$4.99/kg Last month: $3.49/kg Movement: $1.50 Average: $4.24/kg BROCCOLI This month: $7.15/kg Last month: $5.82/kg Movement:$1.33 Average: $6.48/kg BROWN ONION This month: $2.99/kg Last month: $2.42/kg Movement:$0.57 Average: $2.70/kg BRUSHED POTATO This month:$2.66/kg Last month: $1.93/kg Movement:$0.73 Average: $2.29/kg BUTTERNUT PUMPKIN This month:$3.15/kg Last month: $2.42/kg Movement:$0.73 Average: $2.78/kg BUTTON MUSHROOMS This month: $14.32/kg Last month: $12.32/kg Movement: $2.00 Average: $13.32/kg CABBAGE This month:$6.65/kg Last month: $6.99/kg Movement:$0.34 Average: $6.82/kg CARROT This month: $2.82/kg Last month:$2.98/kg Movement:$0.16 Average: $2.90/kg CAULIFLOWER This month:$5.65/kg Last month:$5.49/kg Movement: $0.16 Average: $5.57/kg CAVENDISH BANANA This month: $3.04/kg Last month: $2.75/kg Movement:$0.29 Average: $2.89/kg CHERRY TOMATO This month:$3.66/kg Last month:$3.49 a punnet Movement:0.17 Average: $3.57/kg EGGPLANT This month:$8.49/kg Last month: $6.99/kg Movement:$1.50 Average: $7.74/kg
We’re comparing price trends for 30 fruits and vegetables in our shops.
PRICES have reduced slightly on beans and capsicums, which are still firmly priced, but you will make some savings after a price falls on broccoli and cauliflower which are value-for-money.
For bargain hunters, there are plenty of reasonable priced beetroot, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes (also known as kumara) available. The orange fleshed sweet potato varieties usually taste sweeter than the white fleshed varieties.
Expect to pay firm prices for good quality Asian vegetables, imported asparagus, cabbage, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, and most unusually, onions, potatoes and pumpkin.
Silverbeet and sweet corn are expensive. Select sweet corn with fresh, green husks. The kernels should be bright, plump and show no signs of wrinkling.
Some salad items will cost you more than usual with Lebanese cucumbers expensive while continental varieties are firmly priced.
Most herbs are reasonably priced but mint, coriander and basil are in short supply resulting in an expensive price tag.
Expect to pay reasonable prices for avocados. GREEN BEANS This month: $17.99/kg Last month: $12.32/kg Movement:$5.67/KG Average: $15.15/kg ICEBERG LETTUCE This month: $3.99/kg Last month: $3.52/kg Movement: Average: JAP PUMPKIN This month: $2.56/kg Last month: $1.66/kg Movement:$0.89 Average: $2.11/kg LEBANESE CUCUMBER This month:$7.99/kg Last month: $4.99/kg Movement:$3.00 Average: $6.49/kg LIME This month: $15.65/kg Last month: $14.99/kg Movement:$0.66 Average: $15.32/kg MURCOTT MANDARIN This month: $3.24/kg Last month:$4.32/kg Movement: $1.08/kg Average: $3.78/kg PINEAPPLES This month: $3.49ea Last month: $3.24ea Movement: $ 0.25 Average: $3.36/kg RED CAPSICUM This month:$7.65/kg Last month: $6.99/kg Movement:$0.66 Average:$7.32/kg RED DELICIOUS APPLE This month:$5.15/kg Last month: $5.26/kg Movement: $0.11 Average: $5.20/kg RED GRAPE This month: $8.99/kg Last month:$7.16/kg Movement: $1.83/kg Average: $8.07/kg SNOW PEAS This month: $26.41/kg Last month: $21.52/kg Movement: $4.89/kg Average: $23.96/kg SULTANA GRAPE This month:n/a Movement: n/a Last month:n/a Average: n/a TOMATO This month: 6.85/kg Last month: $6.66/kg Movement: $0.19 Average:$6.75/kg