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AT THE MARTS

N.Z. GRAPEFRUIT IN DEMAND

There was a fair demand lor hothouse tomatoes J at the city markets to-day, and 00,1 - for New Zealand grapefruit and Chinese Booseberries Quality passion fruit are still realising good rates. Cabbage and cauliflower were in fair supply, selling at fair Prices. Carrots and pumpkins were in good supply, with quality lines up to the maximum price. Flowers were in moderate supply, with a keen demand and generally high prices. Quotations: — Veiretables.-Beet, 3/6 to 6/6 per case Celery, cooking, 1/ to 2/ per bundle; dessert. 2/6 to 5/. Carrots. 2/ to 5/6 a bag. Cauliflowers. 5/ to 13/ per sack. Cabbages, 4/ to 9/ per sack Kumaras, 26/3 per cwt. Leeks, 1/ to 1/5 per bundle. Lettuce. ; 8/ to 30/ per case. Marrows. 3/6 to 5/6 per sack. I Melons, Citrons. 14/ to 18/ per cwt. Onions 5/ to 9/6 per bag. Potatoes, southern, 12/ to 14,6 per cwt Pumpkins, choice. Tnumble. 12/ to 17/8 per cwt; medium and mixed lines. 2/6 to 10/ per sack. Parsnips. 21/3 per cwt. Radish. 1/ to 2/ per doz. Rhubarb. 3/ to 14/ per doz. Spinach, 9/ to 20/ per case. Spring onions. 1/ to 3/ per bundle. Swedes, 2/ to 3/6 per bag. Turnips, 6/ to 9/ per case. Brussels sprouts, 10d to 1/4 U per In. Fruit.—Tomatoes, hothouse. 1/1 to 2/6 per lb. Oranges, local, sweet, 13 '8 per half case. Tree tomatoes, new. black, 11/6 to 20/6 per case: yellow 11/ to 13/; New Zealand, 4/6 to 9/. Marmalade oranges, 12/ to 17/ per case. Lemons. Meyer 9/2 per half case. Grapes, hothouse, Gros Colman, 6/8 to 7/5 per lb. Chinese gooseberries. 40/ per case. Passion fruit, 20/ to 26/ per case: i passion fruit seconds, from 10/. . g Pocl'ry.—The supply was medium and the demand was keen for table birds, with very little . g demand for laying fowls. Good pullets were down 4/ to 5/ per head. Selling rates were:—Cockerels: Heavy breeds, prime, 10/ to 12/ each: not prime, . 8/ to «/; light breeds, prime, 6/ to 7/6; not I prime, 4/ to 5/. Hens: Heavy breeds, 7/ to 8/: light breeds, 4/ ,to 5/. Laying hens: Heavy breeds, 8/ to 10/; light breeds, 6/ to 11. Pullets: J Heavy breeds, best, 7/ to 9/; smaller, 4/ up; s light breeds, best. 6/ to 8/; smaller, 3/ up. Drakes, I young, prime, 6/ to 7/: smaller. 3/ up. Ducks, j young, 4/ to 6/: old. 2/6 to 3/. Geese. 5/. Turkey \ hens, 10/ to 12/. Gobblers. 15/ to £1. Cockerel j chicks: Heavy breeds. Id each; light breeds, unsaleable.

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AT THE MARTS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945

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AT THE MARTS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945

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