In­dulge in taste of ex­otic

Fruit favourites costly

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE FENCE POST - Bris­bane Mar­kets Lim­ited

THE best buys in­clude great-qual­ity Asian veg­eta­bles, car­rots, cel­ery, egg­plant, sil­ver­beet, onions and pota­toes, and even im­ported asparagus, al­though its qual­ity is av­er­age.

Beet­root, brus­sels sprouts, broc­coli, cab­bage, cap­sicum, fennel, leeks, snow peas, squash, mush­rooms and pump­kin have firmed in price.

Beans are ex­pen­sive and are ex­pected to rise in price, while sweet corn and zuc­chini are also ex­pen­sive and in short sup­ply.

You may be able to pick up some sweet pota­toes, with the best qual­ity ex­pen­sive this week.

In the salad aisle, mixed leaf salad is a great price, al­though spinach leaves are in short sup­ply and will cost you more.

Most herbs are also af­ford­able, with the ex­cep­tion of basil and mint, which have both firmed in price.

Av­o­ca­dos cost more than usual. Lesser-qual­ity let­tuce, cu­cum­bers and toma­toes are ex­pen­sive.

There are plenty of rea­son­ably priced, sea­sonal fruits on Your Lo­cal Fruit Shop shelves, in­clud­ing ba­nanas, limes, new sea­son im­pe­rial man­darins, grapes, water­melon, honey dew, pears, pineap­ples and late-sea­son plums.

Pas­sion­fruit is in short sup­ply and costly.

In the berry range, smaller straw­ber­ries are rea­son­ably priced but the large are ex­pen­sive, while rasp­ber­ries and blue­ber­ries are firmly priced.

Ap­ples, va­len­cia and im­ported navel or­anges, figs, ki­wifruit, rock­melon and paw­paw will also cost you more.

There are plenty of ex­otic fruits at this time of year, with per­sim­mons, dragon fruit, fei­joas, cus­tard ap­ples, rambu­tans, achacha as well as ju­jube, guava and quinces avail­able.

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