One of the delights of late spring and summer is without a doubt Australian grown cherries. Adored for their luscious texture, sweet-tangy flavour, not to mention their glamorous glossy looks cherries can be firm or soft fleshed and vary in sweetness, depending on which variety. Early cherry varieties tend to be the softer eating and delicately flavoured
Bananas are an all-time favourite.When banana's start to develop a brown freckled appearance on the dulling yellow skin, this indicates that they are at prime ripeness and all the starch content has changed to sugar, so they are at their sweetest.
Luscious tropical flavoured mangoes are a seasonal treat. Select from Kensington Pride, Calypso and R2E2. Allow firm mangoes to ripen at room temperature until flesh yields to gentle pressure around the stem. Mangoes are coming from Katherine and the Burdekin; fruit is excellent quality
Golden, velvety skinned apricots are in season and available at your local greengrocer. Select plump apricots with a fragrant aroma and no sign of greening around the stem.
Melons flourish in the warmer weather. Choose from Rockmelon, Honeydew, Piel de Sapo melons, and seedless watermelon. Serve as a healthy snack.
Check out berries this week including Victorian strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.