Pricing news from the market floor for January 2017

Tomatoes – Gourmet varieties are in lighter supply than normal as the local season was late starting. A few have now started to arrive on the market. Truss and cherry varieties are in moderate to good supply.

Berries – Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are in moderate to good supply and prices are reasonable.

Cherries – The local season is almost over but Tasmanian supplies are coming in. The wide-ranging quality is reflected in varied prices.

Asparagus – Light supply with  values a little higher. Mexican imports are now also on the market.

Beans – Are in moderate supply from East Gippsland and Mildura areas. Values remain steady.

Watermelons – Seedless now in better supply and prices have moderated.

Melons – With the Queensland season almost over, rockmelon and honeydews are now mainly from South Australia and Victoria. prices have moderated as availability has increased.

Greens – Broccoli, cauliflowers, cabbages, wombok and lettuce are in good supply at steady prices.

Avocados – Supply has shortened. Values are steady, tending to firm up further.

Bananas – Beginning to increase in supply and prices will adjust accordingly.

Mangoes –  In moderate supply at steady values. As volumes begin to decrease, values should improve.

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