Saturday 01 September 2012
Prices of tomatoes from north Queensland have skyrocketed, reaching highs of almost $9 a kilogram at the supermarket.
Cold weather, the closure of a major supplier and a decreased area of planting have all contributed to a shortage of field grown tomatoes, most of which come from the Bowen area in the winter months.
Brisbane market wholesaler Peter Kedwell says other vegetable lines are also in short supply.
"Cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkin, Lebanese cucumbers, cabbage, silverbeet, you name it," he said.
"But good news, (because of) the warm weather we're having at the moment, we're seeing increased supplies and a lot of those vegetable lines will drop in price over the coming weeks."
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