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FRUIT AND PRODUCE, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914
FRUIT AND PRODUCE
Mcsrs Henry P. Moss, Ltd., fruit and produce auctioneer's, report for the week ended to-day : There has been a good demand for all fruit and produce this week. Potatous are in keen demand, and it is very difficult to secure anything in the way of good quality, and they have now advanced to about*£4 10s per ton. Wo hardled several lines of new potatoes from Auckland this week, which realised 2d to 2Jd per lb. The- demand for seed potatoes is now finished, and we do not advise consignments of these. A great many have come forward during the past week, and have been sold from 15s to 30s per ton for pig feed purpose*. The oat market is still yery firm : there is a good demand for all lines, especially Gartons, Sparrowbills, and Duns. Wheat is scarce, and is practically unprocurable, (rood feed barley has advanced fully 6d per bushel, and is now being extensively used in pi: ce of wheat. Clove* hav and straw aro also in demand. t'haff—Prime black oat, £4 12s 6d per ton: white oat, £4 10s; medium quality, £3 10s to £4 ton (sacks extra), ■■> Straw.—A fair quantity of this arrived during the week, and the market is slightly easier. Oaten. 40s to 45s ton; wheaten, 355. Wheat.—Hood whole fowl wheat is scarce, worth 5s 9d bushel; broken, 4s 6d bushel. . . .
Feed bailey, 3s 9(1*0 4s bushel. Clover Hay. —Nire gveen lines, £4 10s per ton. Ryegrass, £3 10s per ton. Oats.—(Jood inquiry. A Gartons, Sparrowbills, 2s 7d; B's, 2s 6d: .Algerians, 2s 6d; Duns, 2s 7d bushel (sacks extra, on trucks Dunedin) Bran. 105s per ton. Crushed barley, 9s per cwfc. Polard, £7 per ton. Crushed oats, 2s 9d per bushel. Onions.—The market for these is bare. Soma new season's hove arrived from Melbourne, but the quality of same is not altogether satisfactory. Ruling prices todav arc from 17s to 19s per cwt. I'otatoes, £4 10s per ton. New potatoes, 2d to 2id per lb, according to quality. Seed Potatoes. —The demand for these is nil.
Poultry.—Prime young fat ducks, up to 5s 6d per pair; fair quality, ss; roosters, 4s od to 4s 9d per pair: medium quality, 3s to 4;; hens, plump, up to 3s 6d pair; turkevs, B£d per lb for cocks, hens 6£d to 7d lb!
Eggs.—Fre«h eggs hare been., scarce. Guaranteed stamped. Is Id per dozen; ordinary cased, Is per dozen. Butter.—Balk. 9d to lb; pafcs, Bid to 9d lb.
Honey.—Balk clover, slow of sale, old per lb: £lb pats, 2s 6d per dozen; lib pats, 5s per dozen; poor colored honey, 3d per lb. Apples.—Choice Victorian dessert, 14s to 15s per oase; .American, 15s to 16s per case.
.Bananas.—Ripe fruit, 16s to 17b per case; £reen fruit, 13s 6d per case. Adelaide oranges, 18s to 19s per case for choice ; Navel*, 20s per case for choice; ordinary, l?s to 19s case. Mandarine.—'To-day's value, 18s to 22s per case. Lemons.—Adelaide bushels, 22s 6d per case.
Pines.—Queens and roughs, 14s per case.
Passion fruit. 10s to IBs per ease. Stra.wberrißfi.-~A fair quantity of tfoeae have come forward this ■weetL Prices have eased somewhat, to-day's value being 8d to Is 3d lb. Cherries. —Locals, 9d to lx 3d lb. A consignment from Melbourne arrived in very bad condition, and only realised from lßg to 18s per crate. Walnuts.—Good inquiry, 7d to 9d lb. Barcelona nuts, B£d to 9d lb. . Brazil nute, 10£ d to lid per lb. Japanese peanuts, 3Ad lb. Cabbages, large heads, 3k 6d per sack. Parsnips, 4s od per sack. Cauliflowers. —Bather better inquiry. Choice, 4s 6d to 5s 6d per sack; fair quality, 4s to ss. Cucumbers, 9s to 10s per dozen. Asparagus.—ln bunches, 4s to 6s per dozen bunches, according to quality. Rhubarb.—Supplies have been short this week, and 2£d per lb is obtainable for prime quality.
FRUIT AND PRODUCE, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914
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