Avocados were first brought into Australia in 1840. They were planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens. After this event, commercial imports of seeds and plants continued to flourish over the upcoming 110 years. It was at this point in time that an Australian industry began to take shape and develop. If the current scenario is analysed, avocado orchards are found all throughout Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. This fruit is available all throughout the year due to its adaptability to various climate conditions. Nevertheless, this fruit is largely available between March and November.
As of the year ending in June 2020:
Even though avocados are found throughout Australia, there are a few regions that are known for producing this fruit abundantly. Some of these areas are Pemberton, Sunraysia, Bundaberg, Atherton and Southeast Queensland. Moreover, Queensland was responsible for producing 60% of the total amount of avocados. Additionally, Western Australia grew 26% of the avocados available in the country.
The Australian market is majorly dominated by the Hass variant. Nevertheless, there are other varieties that are available throughout the different seasons.