Canned fruit is a complete combination of fruits that belong to various categories. They are predominantly pineapples, peaches and pears. Moreover, the majority of this fruit is found within Australia within close proximity to the canning processors. Moreover, the Canned Fruits Industry Council of Australia has been established to look after the safety of the canned fruit producers and consumers. Additionally, they also look after the funding and biosecurity initiatives that are presented. Nonetheless, there are some pests that can harm the successful growth of these type of fruits. Some of these insects may be identified as almond seed wasp, banana spider mite, brown-headed leaf roller and the Carambola fruit fly. Despite the threats in production, this particular industry is quite popular in Australia.
Fruits that are grown for canning purposes are grown all across Australia. This is because there are various types of fruits that fall under this category. The majority of the pineapples are grown in the Sunshine Coast and Yeppoon region of Queensland. Peaches, apricots and pears are also grown in the Goulburn Valley.
As of June 2019, Australia imported approximately 33,137 tonnes of this fruit. The table below portrays the imports and exports of the year 2019.
Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)