What’s fresh

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - with Nick Mo­raitis

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

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