GET a taste of summer early by sampling some of the stone fruits starting to appear at the shops.
Nectarines and peaches from the North Coast of NSW are becoming available as the season gets started. The white varieties have a beautiful fresh flavour and are very sweet.
When shopping, take a good look at the fruit before you buy: it should stand out and shine.
It is worth buying nectarines and peaches when the flesh is firm and letting them ripen in the fruit bowl at home before taking a bite.
Bananas continue to be good value, along with asparagus and blueberries.
Or try enjoying a slice of fresh seedless watermelon. I love eating this refreshing fruit with bread and cheese at home.
Mangoes from the Northern Territory are starting to come into season. The fruit remains expensive but the flavour is lovely.
Nick Moraitis is the executive chairman of fresh produce enterprise Primo Moraitis Fresh
WATERMELON Cost: $1.50/kg