What’s fresh

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

AUS­TRALIA’S most pop­u­lar fruit is swing­ing back into full sup­ply lead­ing to a drop in price.

The avail­abil­ity of bananas, which mainly come from Queens­land, tends to go up and down through­out the year. The grow­ers can’t cut the bananas too early and have to wait un­til they fill out, lead­ing to oc­ca­sional dips in the mar­ket.

The sup­ply of veg­eta­bles re­mains a lit­tle bit tight be­cause of the re­cent wet weather.

It looks like a lot of fruit and veg­eta­bles are go­ing to be af­fected by the flood­ing in re­gional NSW. Ar­eas such as Forbes, which is known for its fresh pro­duce, are still re­cov­er­ing.

Cher­ries in par­tic­u­lar are likely to be harder to come by this sea­son.

The cherry sea­son nor­mally starts at the end of Oc­to­ber and lasts through to late Fe­bru­ary with most crops har­vested in De­cem­ber and Jan­uary.

Nick Mo­raitis is the ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of fresh pro­duce en­ter­prise Primo Mo­raitis Fresh

BANANAS from $2.40/kg

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