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AT THE MARTS

CHEAP Hothouse tomatoes are realising fair rates at the city markets and tree tomatoes were renins to-day at about last week's rates. There was a good demand for choice New Zealand grapefruit. Cauliflower was in very heavy supply and prices were very low. Cabbage and carrots were in good supply, realising fair prices. Celery and pumpkins were In keen demand. There was a large supply of flowers, good quality lines fetching fair prices. Quotations: — Vegetables:—Beet, 3/ to 6/ case. Celery, cooking. 1/6 to 2/ bundle, dessert, 2/8 to 7/. Carrots. 3/8 to 5/6 bag. Cauliflowers, 2/ to 9/ sack. Cabbages. 4/ to 9/ sack. Kumaras. 26/3 cwt. Leeks. 1/ to 1/6 bundle. Lettuce, 3/6 to 16/ case. Marrowß. 4/ to 6/6 sack. Onions. 6/ to 9/6 bag. Potatoes, Southern. 12/6 to 14/6 cwt. Pumpkins: Choice Triumble, 14/ to 17/6 cwt: medium and mixed lines, 3/ to 10/ sack. Parsnips, 21/3 cwt. Radish. 1/ to 2/ doz. Rhubarb. 8/ to 15/ doz. Spinach. 10/ to 18/ case. Spring onions, 1/6 to 3/6. Swedes. 3/6 to 4/3 bag. Turnips. 6/ to 10/ ease. Brussels sprouts, 8d to l/ZM U>. Fruit.—Tomatoes. Hothouse, 1/3 to 2/10 lb. Tree tomatoes. New Black, 10/ to 11/ case: Yellow, 9/ to 13/; Special 18/ to 20/. N.Z. 6/ to 8/. Marmalade oranges. 12/ to 17/ case. Lemons, Meyer, 9/2 half-case. Passionfrult, North Island. 20/ to 25/ case; N.Z. 8/ to 14/. Poultry.—The supply was heavy and the deaaod was keen. • The prices paid remained unchanged. Selling rates were:—Cockerels: Heavy breeds, prime 10/ to 12/ each, not prime 5/ to 6/ each; light breeds, prime 6/ to 7/6, not prime 4/ to 5/. Pat hens: Heavy breeds, 7/ to 8/; light breeds. 4/ to 5/. Laying hens: Heavy breeds, 8/ to 10/: light breeds. 6/ to 7/. Pullets: Heavy breeds, best 7/ to 9/, smaller 4/ up; light breeds, best 6/ to 8/. smaller 3/ up. Drakes: Young, prime 6/ to . 7/. smaller 3/ up. Ducks: Young. 4/ to 6/i old. . 2/6 to 3/. Geese. 5/. Turkeys: Hens. 10/ to 12/: . gobblers. 15/ to £1. Cockerel chicks: Heavy . breeds, Id each; light breeds, unsaleable.

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AT THE MARTS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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AT THE MARTS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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