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FRUIT AND PRODUCE

. Messrs Henry F. Moss, Ltd., fruit and produce auctioneers, report for the week ended to-dav :

•Wo have to report, a busy week in both fruit and produce, there haying been a good inquiry for all lines. Potatoes are still scarce, and it is very difficult, to got prime quality. These have advanced up to £4 per tun. New potatoes are now offering more freely from Auckland, and it is only a matter of a few weeks now when they will be coming down here in fair quantities. Tho demand for seed potatoes is now finished. A great many have corno forward during the jpast week, and have been sold from Los to 30s per ton for pig-feed purposes. The* oat market is firm and there is a good inquiry for all lines, especially Clarions, sparrowbdls, and duns. Good feed barley, clover hay, and straw are also in demand. Chaff.—Prime black oat. L"4 I’Js (Id per ton; white oat. I'-! O' to £4 10s; medium quality, £ll Pis to £4 (sacks extra). Straw. Father better demand. Oaten, 40s to -!*>,- per ton : wheat l . 40s*to 42s 6d. "Wheat.—Good fowl wheat is very scarce. Whole fowl wheat. •'>« fid to ;>< 9d per bushel: broken, -Is fid to 4s 6d per bushel. Wheat of any description is praetienllv nnprocurahb-. Peed Barley.—Sea lee and inquired for; 3s fid per bushel. Clover Hay.—Nice green lines. C 4 to £4 os per ton. Ryegrass hay. .*o.s to fids pm- ton. Oats.—Good inquiry. A Gartons, 2s 6(1 to 2s 7d; B Cartons. 2s M to 2s fid ; Sparrowbills. 2; fit! ; i-It. 2s 3d : duns, 2s• fid; Algerian. 2s tld. black oats, 2s fid per bushel tracks extra : on trucks, Dunedin"). Bran, Co 3s per ton, Pollard, £(i lOs per ! J’Crushed harley, 7.- fid per eat. Crushed oats. 2s fid per hush: I. Onions.-—Market tor these i> bare. ’Fiascos this week realised from P.'s to ,20s por cwt.

Potatoes. £4 to ft HE pc ton. New potatoes. 2[d per lb. Poultry.— Prime young fat ducks, jip to 5s fid per pair: f;u r quality, os : roosters, 4s fid to -lr. !’d per pair: medium quality,3s i© 4s: bus (plump), up to 3s (id per pair; turkey.—HUl per lb for cocks, hens fiLJ to 7d per 15. Eggs.—Fresh eggs have he-'ii searce. Guaranteed stamped. I s LI per doaen : ordinary eased. Is per dw’(. Butter.—Bulk, fid p> (fid per ]b : pats, Std to fid per lb. Honey.—Bulk clover, 'I or,- oi sale. 3ld per lb: Ml) pair.. 2< fid per dozen : ifb pats, os per dozen : ponr-eolored honey, Sd per lb. Apples.—Choice Victorian dessert. I4s to los per ea'C: American. Us to 16s per case. Bananas.—Ripe fruit. 15' to 10s petcase; green fruit. 12'- per ease. Adelaide Oranges.— !7s to Iysl y s per case for choice : navels—2ds l>er case lor choice, ordinary 17s to l!'s per ease. Mandarins I .—To-day’s value, lbs to 22s per case. Lemons.— Adelaide bushels, 2-N per case. Pines.—Queens ami rongiis, 14s per ease. Passion fruit. 10s to 12s per ea?e._ Strawberries.—There hj been a fair quantity of tiieso torwanl this week, and given good, fine weather this owning week, they should come in more freely. Values this wee!: hja l , 11 been ranging from Is fid to 2s 2d per pottle, according to quality. Walnuts.—Good inquiry : 7d to fid per lb. Barcelona nuts, 8;d ro fid per lb. Brazil nuts, I Old H>,lld per M>. Japanese peanuts. 35d per lb. Cabbages, large heads. 3s fid per Sack. Parsnips. 4s fid per 'nek. Cauliflowers.—Rather better inquiry. Choice, 4s fid to 5s fid per sack; lair quality. Is to 3s. Cucumber:*, 7s to fis per dozen. Asparagus fin bum-'* I *-;;i. Is io fis per dozen bunches, according to quality. Rhubarb.—supple's have been _ short this week, and 2UI per lb is obtainable for prime quality.

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FRUIT AND PRODUCE, Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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FRUIT AND PRODUCE Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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