Overview Australian ginger, though available all throughout the country, is widely produced in Queensland. Furthermore, processed ginger is oftentimes used in beverages in minced or candied form. However, the majority of these fresh imports to Australia are widely processed without entering the fresh supply chain. Most importantly, Fijian ginger has also been recently granted acess […]2020-11-12
Overview Australia possesses a small but growing garlic industry. Nevertheless, most of the supply is accumulated by imports from other regions. The countries that provide the garlic supply are China, Africa, Taiwan, New Zealand and the USA. This necessary vegetable can be identified as a close relative of onions, leeks and chives. When it comes […]2020-11-12
Overview Fresh herbs, including parsley, are predominantly grown in almost all states of Australia. They are specially grown in market gardens near the major capitals. In the present times, increasing volumes are being grown in high-tech greenhouses all year long. Types of Herbs Lemon Myrtle Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is originally a Queensland Rainforest tree so they […]2020-10-30
Overview Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a perennial that grows to 2 metres or more, and at least 50cm across. The leaf has a strong anise scent and flavour, and the buttery yellow flowers appear in summer and autumn. The more common green fennel is a noxious weed in some regions so it should not be planted. The […]2020-10-30
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)