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