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Messrs Henry F. Moss, Ltd., fruit and produce auctioneers, report for the week ended to-day : During the post week the usual lines ci new season’s fruit have been coming forward steadily. Suck lines as apricots, peaches, early plums, pears, and apples have reached the market, while a fair quantity of Auckland plums have coma forward Strawberries are about finished for the season, and the demand for them is none too keen at present. Raspberries and are coming forward now. Tho crops are exceedingly light. Peaches.—Choice fruit in crates,, 4d to 4ld per lb; -small, in cases, 2d to 21d' per 10. Apricots. —Very little dessert fruit bos come forward so far. To-day's, value, 5d per lb; small, up to 3d. Plums. —Choice dessert, 2ld to old per ib ; Auckland plums, Japanese, Burbanks, (Icons, and Safcsumas, in 16ib boxes, 2s 9<i to 5s 9d per box. Grapes.— Hot, Is Cd per lb. Pcai'6.- —Honey varieties, 5s to 6s £d per box.

Apples.—New season’s, mostly cookers, 5e 6cl to 6s 6d per ca&s. Nectarines.-—First fruit forward will realise sti to 4d per lb. Tomatoes. —Choice local hothouse, ICd per .ib ; Christchurch. grown, 8d to 9d per lb. Cherries.—Market is lightly supplied. Choice Otago Central, from It’d to is 3d per lb. .Strawberries.—Extra choice local, up to Is 2d per pottle; fair quality, 8d to ICd ; jam. 6d to 7hd per lb. Lemons, 17s 6d per box for Italian 150’s and ISO’s.

Bananas. —The" hurricane at Suva is going to be the cause of very bare markets. A shipment arrived on Monday last in an over-ripe condition, and realised as high as 17s 6d per case. Currants.—-Black, did per lb; red, 4d to 4-i.d. Gooseberries. —Large. green, 3d per lb. Logan and Blackberries, shd per lb. Rhubarb, to l|d per Id. Greer, Peas.—ln short supply, To-aay’a value, lid to per lb. New potatoes, lid to l|d per 3b fox choice locals. Cauliflowers. Is 6d per sack. Cabbages.—Practically unsaleable. Cucum tiers. —Hothouse, Ss per dozen | outdoor, 4s 6d per box. Onions.—The market for these is bare. We had a line of new Melbourne®, which arrived in splendid condition, and realised from 15s to 16s pier cvrt. V Poultry.—Prime young fat. ducks, up to 5s 6d per pair; fair quality, 5s ; roosters, 4s 6d to 4s 3d : medium quality, 3s to 4s; hens, plump, up to 4s; turkeys, lid per lb for cocks, 3-d for lions. Hugs. —Guaranteed stamped. Is 2d ; ordinary cared, Is to Is Id per dozen. Pigs. 6i<l per lb for 120's to ISO's, Honey.—Poor quality bulk, suitable for majKifaclurim.' purnoeetc. 3d to sjd per lb. Butter.—Bulk, lOd to 10J.d per lb ; pats, 3d to 9^d. (train.—The market litre is at a- standstill, and supplies arc alm.oat impossible to procure. Chaff. Prime oat,sheaf. £3 per ton; medium quality, £4 10s per lon.' Straw.—Good bright oaten, 40s to 45$ per ton ; wheaten, 55s to 57s 6d. Feed barley, 4s 4d to 4s 6d per bushel. Clover Hay.—Nice green Hues, £4 10 per ton. Ryegrass hay, £5 30s per ton. Oats.—Good inquiry. A Canon? art Sparrowbills, 2s 10s per bushel; B's, 2s 9d : Danish and Algerian. 2s 9d ; Duns. 3s per bushel.

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FRUIT AND PRODUCE, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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FRUIT AND PRODUCE Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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