The weather in Queensland and South Australia is being blamed for a lower than usual capsicum and cauliflower harvest has led to a price increase.
Scott Cohen from Rod’s Fruit and Veg stall at South Melbourne Market is blaming the heat for the shortage.
“It’s a winter vegetable and at the moment, it’s too hot for the cauliflowers to grow. That’s the problem,” Mr Cohen told 9NEWS.
“(Customers are) paying $6 instead of $3, so they’re double the price within the month. So some people are happy, but other people will choose say broccoli. They’d rather go for broccoli because it’s a little bit cheaper.”
At Woolworths, a whole head of cauliflower will set you back $5 while red capsicums are currently $5 a kilogram.
Red capsicums are currently $9.50 a kilogram at Coles, where you can also buy a whole head of cauliflower for $6.
In statements to 9NEWS, both Coles and Woolworths say shoppers can expect supply to improve in coming weeks.
It is the same deal with avocados, which are selling for as much as $7 each right now.
Producers say it is because the season for the Hass variety is winding down and prices should ease in coming weeks as more of the Shepard variety hit shelves.
Avocados are retailing for $7 each at some greengrocers as supply transitions from the Hass variety to the Shepard variety.
But if you are a fan of stone fruit, you’re in luck. Conditions have been ideal, so supplies are bountiful.
Onions and potatoes are also cheaper than they were at this time last year.