What fruits are grown in different regions of Australia throughout the year?

Australia’s diverse climate allows for the cultivation of a variety of fruits throughout the year across different regions. Here are some examples of fruits grown in different regions and their approximate harvesting seasons:

1. Tropical Northern Regions (Queensland, Northern Territory):
——Mangoes: Harvest from October to March.
——Pineapples: Typically available year-round, with peak season from November to February.
——Bananas: Available year-round, with varying peak seasons depending on region.
——Papayas (Pawpaws): Peak season from February to May.

2. Temperate Regions (New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia):
——Apples: Harvest from February to April (southern regions) and March to May (northern regions).
——Stone Fruits (peaches, plums, cherries): Harvest generally from November to February.
——Citrus (oranges, mandarins, lemons): Varied seasons, with some citrus available almost year-round.
——Berries (strawberries, blueberries): Peak season varies by region, generally from spring to autumn.

3. Western Australia (Including Perth and Southwest):
——Avocados: Harvest generally from August to January.
——Grapes: Wine grapes harvested from February to April; table grapes from November to April.
——Figs: Harvest from February to April.
——Melons: Harvested during summer months.

4. Tasmania:
——Berries (strawberries, raspberries): Peak season in summer months.
——Apples: Harvest from February to April.
——Cherries: Harvest from December to January.

5. Central Australia (Alice Springs and surrounding areas):
——Dates: Harvested in late summer to early autumn.
——Citrus: Some citrus varieties are grown in protected environments and harvested during cooler months.

These seasons can vary slightly depending on weather conditions and specific farming practices in each region. Australia’s vast geography and range of climates allow for a continuous supply of fresh fruits throughout the year, though specific availability may fluctuate.

Published On: July 3rd, 2024Categories: Industry News