Lifestyle

Rich Christmas pickings

FESTIVE FRUITS: Apricots, mangoes and nectarines are among the favourites in the lead up to Christmas.
FESTIVE FRUITS: Apricots, mangoes and nectarines are among the favourites in the lead up to Christmas. Claudia Baxter

STONE fruits and mangoes are all the rage at Ipswich fruit shops this Christmas.

The season's fruits are peaking just at the right time according to Yamanto Country Markets manager Matt Rayner.

Mr Rayner said the store is hoping to sell a tonne of every variety of their stone fruits in the days leading up to Christmas.

"It's definitely our busiest time of the year," he said.

And stone fruits would be our most popular fruit. They're just perfect at the moment; we've had some great fruit come in this year.

Similarly the Dinmore Fruit Barn is seeing stone fruit fly out the door according to owner Davinder Singh.

"Stone fruit are definitely the most popular fruit at the moment," she said. "All the seasonal fruits are really popular. Everyone is going for them at the moment.

"But it's definitely nectarines, peaches, plums and cherries that are our most popular right now."

Mr Rayner said in the days leading up to Christmas he was expecting the store to be packed to the brim.

"The next few days will be our biggest of the year for sure," he said. "We've got 30 staff here and we'll have most of them on in the lead up to Christmas.

"Normally the store is packed come the days before Christmas, there will be people lining up outside the door for their Christmas fruit."

Mr Rayner said this year's fruit had been of the highest quality after a slow start to the season.

"The fruit that are coming through now are great.

"They're just what you want over Christmas."

JUST PEACHY

  • The term stone fruit refers to fruit from the prunus genus including plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines and apricots.
  • Australian stone fruit season runs from October to April every year with the peak in December.
  • More than 100,000 tonnes of stone fruits are grown in Australia yearly.

Topics:  christmas food mangoes stone fruit



Ipswich CBD bank to close for good

CLOSED FOR BUSINESS.

Not enough physical customers to keep doors open

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Local Partners

Your gig guide to a great night out in Ipswich

The latest on the live music scene across the city.

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

Bush balladeer brings bruised blues to Brissie

BRIGHT FUTURE: Jordan Merrick has just released his EP, In Colour.

Singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick on his debut EP, In Colour

Ipswich lad 'Robbo' brings Studio 10 home to Nanna

REUNION: Studio 10 roving reporter David 'Robbo' Robinson broadcast the Channel 10 shows live from Ipswich with his grandmother Jan Wells.

And Eastern Heights fan plays host in the TV thrill of her life

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!