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Messrs Henry F. Moss, Ltd., fruit and produce auctioneers, report for the week ended to-day : There has been a good demand for all fruit and produce this week. Potatoes 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. Several lines of new potatoes from Auckland this week realised !2d to 2J)d lb. Tho demand for seed nota•ue- is now finished. A great many have J come forward during the past week, and have been sold at from 15s to 50s per ton for pig feed purposes. There has been a big inquiry for all grades of outs, consequently the market has firmed considerably. Good Sparrow-bills, Duns, and Gartons are scarce and inquired for. Wheat is practically unprocurable. Good feed barley has advanced fully 6d per bushel, and is now being extensively used in place of wheat. Clover hay and straw are also in demand. Chaff.—Prime black oat, £4 12s 6d per ton; white oat, £4 10s ; medium quality, £5 10s to £4 per ton (sacks extra). Straw.—A fair quantity of this arrived during the week, and the market is slightly easier. Oaten, 40s to 45s per ton; wheaten, 35s ton. Wheat.—Good whole fowl wheat is scarce, worth 5s 9d bushel; broken, 4s 6d. Feed barley, 5s 9d to 4s per bushel. Clover Hay.—Nice green lines, £4 10s per ton. Ryegrass, £5 10s per ton. Oats.—Good inquiry. A Gartons, Sparrowbills, 2s lOd : B’s, 2s 9d ; Danish, Algerians, 2s 6d ; Duns, 2s 9d bushel (sacks extra, on trucks Dunedin). Bran, 105s per ton. Crushed barley, 9s cw t. Pollard, £7 ton. Onions.—The market for these is hare. Some new season’s have arrived from Melbourne, but the. quality is not altogether satisfactory. Ruling prices to-day are from 17s to 19s per cwt. Potatoes, £4 10s to £5 per ton. New potatoes, 2d to 2jd per lb, according to quality. Poultry.—Prime young fat ducks, up to 5s 6d per pair; lair quality, or.; iuc-hi ~ 4s 6d to 4s 9d per pair ; medium quality, 3s to 4s; hens, plump, up to 3s 6d pair; turkeys, per lb tor cocks; hens, 6j,d to 7d lb. Eggs.—Fresh eggs have been scarce. Guaranteed, stamped, Is Id per dozen; ordinary cased, to Is per dozen. Butter.—Bulk, 9cl to 9|d lb; pats. to 9d lb. Honey.—Bulk clover, slow of sale, 3J;d per lb; £lb pats, 2s 6d per dozen ; lib pats, 5s dozen; poor colored honev, 3d per lb. Apples.'—American, 15s to 16s per case. Bananasc—Ripe fruit. 16s to 17s per case; green bananas, 15s 6d per case. Adelaide oranges, 18s to 19s per case; navels, 20s per case. Lemons.—Mildura shipments are now finished for the season, but the first shipment of Italian will arrive next week. Pines.—Suvans, 14s to 16s per ease. Strawberries. —Fair quantities have come forward this week, and prices have eased somewhat, and now range from 6d per pottle for ordinary jam sorts to lid per pottle for choice. Cherries.—Local, 9d to Is per lb. Prices are easier, as there has been a good quantity of Melbourne cherries on the market. Walnuts. —Good quality, 8d to 9d per lb. There is a good inquiry for largo nuts. Barcelona nuts. BJjd to 9d per ib. Japanese peanuts, 3d per lb. (.uobages. large heads. 4? 6d per nark. Cauliflowers.—Rather bettor innnirv for these. Choice, 5s 6d per sack; fair quality, ss. Cucumbers, 9s to 10s per dozen. Asparagus, in bunches, 4s to 6s per dozen bunches, according to quality. i Rhubarb. —Supplies have been short this i —°ek, and 2£d is obtainable for prime ■■ - ■_ lity. . reas. — There is a good inquiry for'C/KV. and we are readily getting 4d to 4Jd per lb at present.

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FRUIT AND PRODUCE, Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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FRUIT AND PRODUCE Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914