FRUIT AND PRODUCE
Messrs Henry F. Moss, Ltd., fruit and produce auctioneers, report for the week ended to-day : Business has been much more steady during the week for fruit, produce, and grain ""lines. Potatoes have firmed somewhat, and good lines are now in excellent demand. Seed sorts are rather more inquired for, hut we are rather surprised that more seed is not being planted, and the prospects for next season are certainly good. Good bright chaff is scarce. Fresh eggs have been scarce during the week, and up to Is Id has been obtained for them. Butter is inclined to ease somewhat. Oats, market is somewhat quiet, but good Gortons and Sparrowbills are inquired for. Crushed oats: Fair quantities of these are moving off. Onions: Light supplies have been coming forward this week, especially of Japanese onions. Straw is moving off rather slowly, while good feed barley and clover hay is inquired for. Chaff.—Prime samples black oat, £4 5s to £4 10s per ton; white oat, £4 to £4 ss; medium quality, £3 10s to £4 (sacks extra). Straw.—Rather better demand. Oaten, 40s to 455; wheaten. 40s to 42s 6d per ton. Wheat.--Business is inclined to he at a standstill, and holders don't seem to like the idea of taking the price that has been arranged. Fowl wheat. 4s 9d to 5s per bushel; broken wheat, 4s 3d bushel. Feed Barley.—Rather .-earce. Prime quality, 5s 3d per bushel. Clover Hay.—Nice green lines. £3 10s to £3 15s per ton. • Rvegrass hay. 55s to 60s per ton. Oats.—We quote: A Gartens. 2s 6d per bushel; B, 2s 5d bushel; Sparrowbills A. 2s 5d per bushel; B grade, 2s 4d bushel; Danish. 2s 3d; dun oats, 2s sd, Algerian, 2a 6d; black oats. 2s 6d per bushel (sacks extra, ex truck, Dunedin). Bran, 95s per ton. Crushed peas, 8s 6d per cwt.
Pollard. £5 10s per ton. Crushed barley, 6s 9d per cwt. Crushed oats. 2s 4d to 2s 5d per bushel. Turnips.—Extremely scarce ; 35s per ton is obtainable for choice loose; bagged, 40s per ton. • Onions.—A shipment -of 'Fr-iscos- and Japanese will be on tho market about Monday. Japanese. 15s to 16s per cwt; Melbourne, 14s to 15s cwt.
Potatoes.—Consignments during the week have not been heavy. The demand for good large table potatoes is exceedingly keen, and prices have advanced about 10s per ton. Prime quality table potatoes are worth 50s to 55s per ton, and medium qualitv from £2 up. Gamekeepers, extra choice table, £2 5s to £2 10s per ton ; Dcrweuts, £3. Seed Potatoes.—Up-to-Dates, .southerngrown, up to £3 5s : northern-grown, sos per ton ; Dalmeny Beauties, 60s, Beading Bussetts, 655; Puritans. 60s; British Queens, £3 10s. Poultry.—Prime young fat ducks, up to 5s 6d per pair; fair quality, per pair; roosters —young 4s 6ft to 4s 9d per pair, medium quality 3< to 4s per pair ; hens, plump, up to 3s 6d pair. Turkevs.—Hens. to 7d : cocks. BJd per lb. " Eggs.—Light supplies have been coming forward, and the market is firmer. Today's value, guaranteed stamped. Is to Is 2d per dozen; ordinary eased, 11 to Is per dozen. All forward this week have realised excellent prices. Cases supplied on application. Butter.—Bulk. 9J,d to 104 d per lb ; pats, Bid to 9d Honey.—Bulk clover, slow of sale, 3jd to old lb; J,ll) pats, 2s 9d to 3s dozen; poor-colored bulk honey, 3d to 3£d per lb. Fruit.—The market has been poorly supplied during the week, particularly with overseas shipments, which have been in keen demand. The want of tho Mel-bourne-Bluff service has be-en keenly felt, and will be more keenly felt when the early fruits from Victoria (on which the market always relies) are ready to be shipped. A small shipment of "bananas is due to arrive on Monday from Suva, and should come to a satisfactory market. Tomatoes, asparagus, and "cucumbers have been coming forward steadily, whih> rhubarb has been in very short supply. Some choice lines of local apples have been in the market, and one particularly fine line from Miller's Flat realised up to 4d per lb. A further shipment of Yates apples is due to arrive shortlv.
Apples.—Choice Victorian dessert, 14s to 15s per case; American to arrive, 15s to 16s per case. Bananas.—Bipe fruit, 13s to 14s per 3ft case; green fruit, 10s to 12s per case. Adelaide oranges, 17s to 18s per ease; navels. 20s to 22s per case for choice; ordinary, 17s to 19s. Mandarins.—To-day's value, 18s to 22s per gin ease. Lemons.—Adelaide bushels, 14s to 15s per case. Pines.—Queens and roughs. 13s to 14s per case. Passion fruit. 9s to 10s per case. Walnuts.—Good inquiry; 7JkI to B.'d per lb. " Barcelona nut.s. BU] to 9d per lb. Brazil nuts, 10|d'to lid per lb. Japanese peanuts. 3d to 3|d per lb. Vegetables.—Table carrots, medium size, 4s to 5s per sack; horse carrots, 50s per ton. Cabbages.—Plentiful; large heads, 3s 6d per sack. Parsnips, 4s 6d per sack. Cauliflowers.—Rather better inquiry; choice, 4s 6d to S3 fxl per sack; lair quality, 4s to ss. Cucumbers, 10s to lis per dozen. Asparagus.—ln bunches, 4s to 6s per dozen bunches according to quality. Rhubarb. —Supplies have been" short this , week. ~
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FRUIT AND PRODUCE, Evening Star, Issue 15626, 17 October 1914
FRUIT AND PRODUCE Evening Star, Issue 15626, 17 October 1914
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