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Mof-.-is Henry F. Moss, Ltd., fruit and produce auctioneers, report for the week ended to-day ; Light deliveries of most lilies have been the eause of a much firmer market, and business is inclined to be restricted on aecuunt of the small amounts offering. This refers particularly to grain, flood freshly-picked table potatoes are in excellent demand, and well-conditioned linos meet with ready sale. Xew potatoes arc now coming forward steadily. Good bright heavy oatsheaf chaff is very scarce, and considerable inquiry is experienced. Oats, wheat, and barley are in short supply, and the same may ho said of good clover hay, which is almost unprocurable. Chaff.—Prime black oat. £5 5a per ton white oat. £4 15s; medium quality, £3 5s to £5 7s od per ton. Straw.—A fair quantity of this arrived during the week, and' the market is slightly easier. Oaten. 40s to 45s per ton; wheaten. 355. Feed barley, 4s 3d to 4s 6d per bushel. Clover hay, nice green lines, £4 10s per ton. Ryegrass hay, £5 10s per ton. Oats. —Good inquiry. A Gartons and sparrowbills, 2s lOd per bushel; B'a, 2s 9d: Danish and Algerian, 2s 9d: duns, 5s (sacks extra, on trucks. Dunedin). Onions, —The market for those is bare. Wo had a line of new Melbourncs this week, which arrived in splendid condition. and realised from 15s to 16s per cwt. Potatoes. —Old ones arc now practically done, and it is very difficult indeed to secure anything in the way of good quality. These are worth from £6 to £7 per ton. There are good supplies of new ones arriving from Auckland, and these are. realising 2d per lb. 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; hens, plump, up to 5s 6d per ' pair; turkeys, lid per lb for cocks, hens 8d pier lb. Kggs.—These are in short. supply and in good demand, and prices have advanced considerably. Guaranteed stamped arc worth Is od to is 7d per dozen, ordinary cased Is 5d to Is 6d. Butter. —Bulk, 10:1 to per lb; pats, 9d to 9Ad. Honey.—Bulk, from 3d to per lb: 41b pats, 2s per dozen; lib pats, 4s 6d per dozen ; 101b tins, 4s per tin. Fruit.—The market is being lightly supplied this season, and! overseas shipments are meeting with good demand. This applies part icularly to American and Canadian apples, and also American oranges and Victorian cherries. Strawberries are coming forward and meeting with ready sale. Tomatoes are in somewhat short supply, while good cucumbers are readily inquired for. Apples. —We have a line of American apples due to arrive on Monday. Canadian and American bushel boxes, extra choice, 16s 6d per case; large size fruit, 13s to 14s per case. Bananas. —A shipment is due to arrive on Monday, and these should meet a good market, having realised lately as high as 17s 6d per case. Oranges.—A shipment is duo to arrive in time for the Christmas trade. Lemons. —The first shipment of Italian? has come forward, and realised 22s 6d pet half box (ISO’s), and 21s fid fur 150‘s. Strawberries.—Owing to the unsatisfactory weather small quantities of strawberries have been coming into the market, and dry and firm fruit meets with ready sale at a satisfactory price, as high as Is

'» per pottle v being ■ realised, Some-loose o strawberies realised as high as 8d per lb. 3 Jam sorts, 7d. s . Cherries.—Locals. 9d to 9i<l per lb. Victorian crates are selling as high as 54s a per crate. Small light fruit, oa to 7d ? per lh‘ e Tomatoes.—Choice Christchurch, hota house grown, Is per lb; Nelson hothouse, 1> ripe, lOd per lb ; green, 9s to lls 6d per 0 241b box. V’ Plums, early varieties, 7s 6d to 8s 6d S per box. a Rhubarb, 2d per lb. r Green peas, very short supply, 2|d to 1 3d per lb. t New Potatoes.—Choice .Auckland grown, r 2d per lb; locals, 2jd to sd. 1 Cauliflowers, 6s 6d per sack for best, ■ 4s for .fair quality. ■ Cabbage, 2s 3d per sack. These have 1 been more plentiful this last week. l ' Japanese, peanuts. 3d per lb. 1 Black - currants, 3£d to 3Jd per lb. ‘ Grapes, choice local, 3s per lb. V =====

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FRUIT AND PRODUCE, Issue 15680, 19 December 1914

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FRUIT AND PRODUCE Issue 15680, 19 December 1914

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