Just for those in the northern rivers people... on my way into Casino this morning early (Sunday) a couple of fellow out on the Bruxner Highway west of Piora, had a sign out for plums, peaches and tomatoes.
They'd sold out of plums but I got lychees and peaches, the lychees were local but the peaches were from Stanthorpe and high chill freestone... when I got home and had a peach intended to bottle I couldn't believe it, I haven't tasted a peach this good in over 20 years... soft juicy and ripe! Now I'm going to eat these ones instead of bottling. At $3.00 per bag, not sure if it was a kilo a bag, but think it was.
They're coming back Friday lunch with plums, apricots, peaches, tomatoes, mushrooms... so if you feel like a drive it seems the best fruit in ages.
I know our stonefruit up here is low chill and they pick too early so they're hard and tasteless.
I can see what I have to do next week!