FRUIT AND PRODUCE
Messrs Henry F. Moss, Ltd., fruit and produce auctioneers, Dunedin, report for the week ended to-day; The market for grain and produce has been quiet during the week. Patatoes are in good demand, but the bulk of the lines coming forward are badly graded and growing considerably, and it is very difficult to effect sales, only prime quality being in demand, and these are somewhat firmer in price. Seed lines are also difficult to quit. Good bright chaff is in demand. Fresh eggs have been scarce. Guaranteed stamped are worth Is Id per dozen, and ordinary cased Is. The oat market is quiet, and good sparrowbills ami Gartens are inquired for. The onions market i« bare. Good feed barky, clover hay, and straw are also inquired for. Chaff.—Prime samples black oat, £4 5s to £4 10s per ton;- white oat, £4 to £4 f*; medium quality, £3 10s to £4 (sacks extra). Straw.—Pather better demand. Oaten, 40s to 455; wheaten, 40s to 42s 6d per ton.
Wheat.—Business is inclined to be at a standstill, and holders don’t seem to like the idea of taking the price that has been arranged. Fowl wheat, 5« per bushel; broken wheat, 4s 3d per bushel. Feed Barley. —Rather scarce. Prime quality, 3s 3d' per bushel. Clover Hay.—Nice green linos, £5 15s to £4 per ton. Ryegrass hay, 55s to 60s per ton. t Oats.—Wo quote : A Gartons, 2s 6rl per bushel; B'«, 2a 5d bushel; sparrow bills, 2s 5d per bushel; Danish, 2s 3d ; duns, 2s 5d ; Algerian, 2s 6d ; black oats, 2s 6d per bushel (sacks extra, ex truck Dunedin). Bran, 95s per ton. Pollard, £6 10s per ton. Crushed peas, 8s 6d per end. Crushed barky, 6s Sd per owl. Crushed oats,, 2s 6d per bushel. Turnips.—Extremely scarce. 35s per ton is obtainable for choice loose; bagged, 40s per ton. Onions.—Japanese, 16s per cwt; Melbourne, 16s cwt.
Potatoes.—Consignments during the week have not been heavy. The demand for good large table potatoes is exceedingly keen, and prices have been advanced about 10s per ton. Prime quality table potatoes are worth 50s per ton to 555. and medium quality from £2 up. Gamekeepers (extra choice table), £2 5s to £2 10s per ton ; Derwents, £3. Seed Potatoes.—Up-to-Dalcs—Southern-grown up to £3, Northern-grown 65s per ton; Dalmeny Beauties, 60s; Reading Ruseetls, 66s • Puritans, 60s:; British Queens, £3 10-. Poultry.—Prime young fat ducks, up to 5s 6d per pair; fair quality, 5s ; roosters, 4s 6d to 4s 9d per pair : medium quality. 3s to 4s per pair; hens (plump), 3s 6d per pair. Turkeys: Hen.-. 6jd to 7d ; cocks, per lb. Eggs. —Light supplies have been comingforward, and the market is linnet. Today’s value; Guaranteed stamped. Is Id per dozen; ordinary cased, Is. All eggs forward this week "have realised excellent prices. Butter —Bulk, 9jd to 10jd per lb; pats, to 9d per lb. Honey. —Bulk clover, slow of sale, 3J,d per lb ; half-pound pats, 2s 6d dozen; 11b pats, 5s per dozen; poor, colored honey, 5d per lb. Apples.—Choice Victorian dessert, 14.s to 15s per case; American (to arrive Monday), 15s to 16s per case. . Bananas. —Ripe fruit, 13s to 14s per 3ft cases ; green fruit, 10s to 12s per case. Adelaide oranges, 17s to 18s per case; navels, 20s to 22s per case for choice, ordinary 17s to 19s per case. Mandarins. —To-day’s value, 18s to 22s per gin case. Lemons. —Adelaide bushels, 16s to 18s per case. Pines. —Queens and roughs, 13s to 14s per case. Passion fruit, 9s to 10s per ease. Walnuts. —Good inquiry; 7J)d to Bjd per lb. Barcelona nuts, B£d to 9d per lb. Brazil nuts, 10£ d to lid per lb. Japanese peanuts, 3d to per lb. Table carrots, medium size, 4s to 5s per sack; horse carrots, 50s per ton. Cabbages.—Plentiful; large heads, 5s 6d per sack. Parsnips, 4s 6d per sack. Cauliflowers. —Rather better inquiry ; choice, 4s 6d to 6s 6d per sack; fair quality, 4s to ss. ' Cucumbers, 10s to lie per dozen. Asparagus, in bunches, 4s to 6s per dozen I bunches, according to quality. Rhubarb. —Supplies have been short this week, and 2|d is obtainable for prime samples.
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FRUIT AND PRODUCE, Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914