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HOTHOUSE TOMATOES SOUGHT A good demand was shown for choice hothouse tomatoes mid Chinese Eooseterries, at the city muiii-' to-day, with ether line-, telling at last week's rates. The market was c-i cr-supplled with cabbages and cauliflower, which sold at very low prices. Kumaras, pumpkins and parsmps large supply, with prices low and the demand slow. Quotations: — Vegetables.—Beet 4/ to 8/ pe>- case. Celery, cocking. 1/ to 2/ per bundle; dessert, 2/6 to 6/. Carrots 4/6 to 7/6 per brig. Cauliflowers, 1/ to 3/6 per sack. Cabbages, l< to 0/ per sack. Kumaras. 32,3 per cwt. Leeks. 1/ to 1! per bundle. Letiuce, 4 to 17' per case. Marrows. 3/6 to 7/0 per sack. Onions, 5/ to 11/ per b:ie. Potatoes, southern. 12/ to 15/ per cwt. Pumpkins, ciiolce Triumble. 23,6 per cwf medium and mixed lines. 5/ to 14/ per Eack. Parsnips. 21,3 per cut. Radish. IS to 2.6 per do<:. Rhubarb, 5/ to 13/ per doz. Spinach,. 10/ to 17/ per case. SprinK onions. 1,6 to 3' per bundle. Swedes. 3 6 to 4/3 per bag. Turnips, 6/ to 9/ per case. Brussels sprouts, 5d to 1/5 per lb. Fruit.—Tomatoes: Hothouse. 1/4 to 4/6 per lb: Island, rips, 30/ to 38/6 per case. Tree tomatoes: New Black, 14/ to 20/ per case: Yellcw. 12/ to 15,; No. 2. 8/ to 10/. Marmalade oranges. 12/ to 17/ per case. Chinese gooseberries, 33/ to 35/ per case. Cape gooseberries, hulled, 1/1 per lb. Passion. fruit, 10/ to 26/ per case. Poultry.—The supply was heavy and the demand was keen. The prices remained unchanged. Selling rates were:—Cockerels: Heavy breeds, prime, 10/ to 12/ each; not prime, 5/ to 6/; light breeds, prime, 6/ to 7/6; not prime. 4/ to 5/. Hens: Heavy breeds, II to 8/; light breeds. 4/ to 5/. Laying hens: Heavy breeds, 8/ to 10/: light breeds, 6/ to 11. Pullets: Heavy breeds, beet. II to 9/: smaller. 4/ up: light breeds, best. 6/ to 8/: smaller. 3/ up. Drakes, young, prime, 6/ to II: smaller. 3/ up. Ducks, young, 4/ to 6/: old. 2''6 to V. Geese, 5/. Turkey 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 188, 10 August 1945

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AT THE MARTS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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