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Mild weather creates top conditions to grow quality lines
THE month of February
delivered ver y mild summer
weather and created an
excellent supply situation of fresh
The Australian stone fruit sea-
son continued with later varieties
of plums, peaches, nectarines and
In the berry sector, South
blackberries and raspberries were
SA-grown valencia oranges con-
tinued their season together with
SA-grown grapefruit, Australian-
grown lemons and very good
supplies of Queensland-grown
The start of the SA apple and
pear har vest was evident last
month as new season varieties of
this pome fruit arrived on the
Royal gala, akane, ginger gold,
earli gold apples and duchess, red
sensation pears and green skinned
nashis were the main new season
The Australian fresh fig season
also started last month and weath-
er permitting will strengthen in
supply during coming weeks.
A plentiful supply of Australian-
grown rock melons, seedless
watermelons and many varieties of
light and dark grapes were avail-
able last month. This made for an
extensive choice of fruit lines.
In the vegetable sector, SA-grown
cabbages, SA and Victorian-grown
headed iceberg lettuce, loose
sweetcorn, pumpkin varieties and
salad lines, such as SA-grown red
and green capsicums, continental
cucumbers, gourmet and tr uss
tomatoes and green zucchinis were
also in abundant supply.
In stark contrast, some fresh
produce lines, such as SA and
Victorian-grown baby and stan-
dard fennel and Australian-grown
hass avocados were in lighter sup-
ply for part of last month.
Some exotic fresh produce lines
available last month were: Qld-
grown lychees, Qld-grown
achacha (tropical fruit), Northern
Territory-grown white flesh drag-
on fruit, Australian-grown wal-
nuts, SA-grown okra, SA-grown
apple cucumbers, Australian-
grown garlic, SA-grown brussels
sprouts, SA-grown rhubarb and
Victorian-grown bunched green
Details: If you would like further infor-
mation on the movement of fruit and
vegetables or wish to subscribe to the
Price Reporting service, contact Wendy
Helps 08 8349 4493, 0419 814 948 or
Foodbank, with former SA
Premier Rob Kerin, now
with the Agribusiness
Council, Brenton Sneath,
from Inline Pallets, and
John McArthur, La Manna
Hamish Harper and Paul Warburton, from Toyota
Material Handling, Adelaide.
and Draz Baric,
Rainbow Fresh Fruit.
Callum Hann, a
cooks up a storm
at the opening.
Con Lioulios, Quality Lines, and Jutz Riccio, R & B
The Food Studio staff
Domenic Covino, Cal
Worthley and Andrew
Chief executive officer of Potatoes SA Jonathan
Eccles, Douglas Schirripa, from Adelaide Mushrooms,
and Nick Psevdos of SA Potato Co.
Adam Mourad, Greg
Yates, Terry Evans and
Tim Moffatt, from
Dan Turpin, Frank Manno, Michael Margaras and
Rodney Helps, from Farmhouse Fresh.
Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick
greets SA Governor Kevin Scarce.
Justin Faull, Jonathan
Crawford and Jarrod
Dawson, CMV Truck Sales.
Adrian Walsh, Chep Australia, Courtney Schiller
and Ken Cobbledick, of Cobbledick Bros, and
Trevor Ranford, Horticulture Coalition SA.
APM: GRAND VISION
Premier Jay Weatherill, Agriculture Minister Gail
Gago and Tony Piccolo MP having an early morning
chat with George Mercurio, of Bache Brothers,
during their familiarisation tour of APM.
Retired growers Lazaro Gazeas, Tom
Gazeas, Peter Pessios, Stauros
Bosnakis and Aristotelis Bosnakis.
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