EAGLE-EYED shoppers will be able to spot two relatively new varieties of fruit arriving in the fresh produce section at the shops.
The first is the modi apple, which is just starting to become available. It looks a bit like a red delicious apple but is softer when you take a bite. The apple was developed in Italy but is now grown in Australia. It was named after Italian sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, known as Modì to his friends.
The second fruit to look out for is the kon — a cross between a mandarin and a tangelo. It looks a bit strange with a knob at the top of the fruit but it is easy to peel and very sweet. Give both these fruit a try and see what you think. Strawberries remain very affordable as there is an oversupply. Most of the crops are coming down from Queensland. The current price of strawberries is not good news for growers but is great for shoppers at the checkout.
Nick Moraitis is the executive chairman of fresh produce enterprise Primo Moraitis Fresh
STRAWBERRY Cost: $8/kg