Plenty of fantastic fruit and veges are arriving on our shelves as Spring begins this week!
Displays have the best opportunity to look bright and colorful during this perfect growing season.
Apples herald Spring! There are plenty of varieties coming into swing to choose from- Pink Lady, Gala, Red Delicious, Jazz, Kanzi, Granny Smiths! As the season rolls on we will see more of these delights, providing an array of reds and greens, and that sweet aroma in the air the moment you enter your store!
Citrus is also a great performer during this time. Orange varieties such as Navel, Valencia and Blood Orange become perfect for juicing, and lemons and limes add that special zing and appeal to iced water carafes!
Bananas begin to display that golden glow! An excellent source of magnesium for muscle health and a great source of vitamins C and B6.
There are large volumes of top quality vegetables such as beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, snow peas, silver beet, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin.
Australian asparagus, celery, parsnips, squash and zucchini begin in earnest.
And it’s salad time! Enjoy all varieties of tomatoes at some of the best prices all year! Mix them with a base of leafy greens, cucumber, celery, capsicum, red onion and a generous helping of Yarra Valley Salad Splashes (check out our Yarra Valley Page).
Everyone’s favorite mangoes arrive in abundance! Start with Northern Territory mangoes, drawing attention due to their well-rounded flavor, followed by the ever- popular varieties of Kensington Prides (KPs), R2E2s and Bowens.
Other reasonably priced fruit includes blueberries, kiwifruit, all melons, pears, pineapples and passionfruit! These are perfect for a simple fruit salad packed with color, flavor and essential fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Get active, use that juicer, chop up that fruit and get creative with new salad tastes… but most of all… enjoy your Spring!