Albies Providores Market Report
18th to 25th Feb 2020
Due to extreme weather conditions around Australia some prices have increased and some supplies are low.
Beans – Still hard to come by and expensive. Due to weather conditions and transport issues.
Beetroot – Baby and Target are good at the moment. There is some white about.
Brussel Sprouts – Looking good at the moment!
Broccoli and Broccolini – Broccoli supply from Victoria is improving. Prices are still up. Broccolini is good value, quality and steady. A good substitute till prices bounce back.
Capsicum – Heat in Queensland is taking a toll on the quality. Greens are high. Red is steady. Yellows are coming in. Prices are moving up. Baby capsicums are available.
Carrots – Large, Heirloom, baby and golf are in good supply.
Cauliflower – High prices and quality has taken a hit due to the current conditions. Supplies are low.
Celery – – Supplies are low and prices are slightly higher than usual.
Chillies – Queensland Long Red supplies are very good. Habanero red and yellow. Thai, Birdseye, Jalapeno (Price up), Turkish are around. The super hot Carolina Reapers also available.
Corn – Supplies are good. Thai baby corn & Baby Corn in the husk are available.
Cucumber – Lebanese have increased in price .Telegraph are good at the moment.
Eggplant – All available. Good quality.
Fennel – Supplies from Victoria are great and prices are steady. Finger Fennel is in supply and top quality.
Greens – Prices are a little up. Silverbeet, Shallots, English Spinach, Chicory, Kale and Rainbow Chard, all in supply, Rapa is limited. Local Kohlrabi supplies are good. Red Chard is available also. Watercress is low.
Garlic – Local garlic is available. Imported garlic high as limited and expensive. Black and Smoked garlic is available. Ginger has a bump in price.
Leeks – Supplies and prices are good. Pencil leeks good too.
Lettuce – Butterleaf is limited. Cos supplies are slowing. Iceberg supply is reducing. Radicchio, Treviso are low. Prices are taking a hit from the shortages.
Mushrooms – Supplies are up and down. Oyster and Shimeji are limited. Prices have jumped up slightly.
Onions – All prices up. Round & Banana Eschallots, Cipollini are available. Queensland Large Brown are limited. Spanish steady as usual. Spring Onions supplies are low.
Parsnip, Turnips and Swedes – Season coming to end. All in supplies are reducing. Prices will be increasing. Parsnips still not too bad.
Peas – Some varieties are limited. Snow peas have increased in price.
Potatoes – Prices are steady. Sebago is between growers at the moment, as are some other types. Large sizes of some potatoes are in low supply due to the extreme changes in weather locally.
Pumpkin – Supplies are increasing. Can be a little on the small side with Japs. Peeled pumpkin has taken a slight increase.
Radish – Supplies are strong for red and mixed varieties. Daikon is around.
Tomatoes – Roma and rounds quality has decreased. Supplies at times are low. Especially for good quality. And prices are up. South Australian Oxhearts, Heirlooms and Black Russians are about. Cherry varieties and Golden Grapes available.
Wombok – Supplies from farms have decreased and prices reflects this.
Zucchini – Local grower supplies are coming in. Greys are about. Prices have decreased. Flowers also available.
Herbs – Steady prices at the moment.
Edible Flowers – All supplies are good.
Apricots – All great quality. Bloods also available.
Avocados – The current season grow are lower than usual. Transport from Western Australia is disrupted due to road closures. Prices are still HIGH and supplies are still low. Should be returning closer to normal soon!
Bananas – Supplies from Queensland have improved and supplies are slowly increasing. Banana leaves have improved. And prices are getting better.
Blackberries – Good supply from the farms.
Blueberries – Bushfires up North have made supplies very limited. Quality is not bad.
Cherries – The season is coming to an end.
Figs – Quality is great. Season is under way. Local figs are a good price.
Grapes – Imported Green and Red in supply. Golden around. Black Currant available. Improving. Very good quality. Cotton Candy is available.
Grapefruit – Quality of Queensland Ruby Grapefruit is very good. Supplies are dropping.
Kiwifruit – New Zealand season is finishing and Italian season is coming in. Supplies are low.
Lemon – Supplies are low and not the best quality. Imports. Prices are still high!
Lime – Supplies are good and prices might steady. Fingers are in good supply.
Mangoes – Good Quality. Greens low. Prices great.
Melons – Watermelons from Northern Territory are very good. Supplies of Rockmelons and Honeydews are good. Candymelon is great at the moment.
Oranges – American Navels are good quality, but expensive. Blood Oranges are done. Valencias are available. Australian stock is slightly green. If you need orange Oranges then please inform us when ordering.
Papaya – In good supply and have excellent quality and value. Green Papaya is also available.
Passion fruit – Prices still at the higher end. Black passion fruit supply is low.
Peaches and Nectarines – Australian supplies of Yellow and White are very good. Saturn or Donut Peaches are in. Nectarines are also great at the moment.
Pears – Prickly Pears are in supply. The small Paradise Pears are around.
Plums – Very good at the moment. Prices are good. Sugars looking great.
Pineapples – Supplies are low at the moment. Bringing prices up.
Pomegranate – Slowly coming back. Australian season is coming in. American Season is closing. Supplies are up and down at the moment.
Raspberries – Good Quality. Prices stable.
Strawberries – Prices have started to come down.
Exotic Fruit – Red & White Dragon fruit are available. Guava is about. Starfruit available. Finger Limes good. Lychees are in, but expensive. Pink Blueberries low.