Insights and predictions for the approaching Christmas season
Summertime in Australia means celebrating beautiful, fresh produce. As the working year begins to wind down the food industry ramps up it’s time to let seasonal products shine.
We dont have a crystal ball however here is our best Christmas forecast.
Stone fruit such as mangoes, nectarines and peaches (especially white varieties) are superb and always in high demand over the Christmas season.
Cherries would normally be included in this group however this year the cheery season is going to be a short one as high volumes of rain have had an affect on the harvest. Quantity is down which means the price is also up.
If you are looking for good value you’ll find some exceptional value in cucumber varieties (including gherkins), zucchini flowers, apricots and plums.
Berries such as; blackberries, cherries, raspberries, young berries, currant berries and mulberries will really come into their own.
Figs and lychees look great and will come down in price closer to Christmas.
Take advantage of spring vegetables that are still in abundance. French radish, micro red radish, golden beets and target beets.
Unfortunately there is a flip side; lemons and limes are always expensive this time of year just when the Christmas (drinks) season is in full swing.
Its always advisable to purchase product within its season to minimise produce costs. Order stone fruit a few days in advance to allow ripening and buy what you need for the day – rather than over stocking. Click on the link for some tips for storing produce.
Merry Christmas everyone!
From Murdoch Produce