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Lychees’ Production in Australia (2020)

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Lychees’ Production in Australia (2020)

Overview The lychee is a subtropical fruit, which is oval and the size of a walnut. In fact, lychees are part of the berry kingdom and grown on tropical, evergreen trees. Moreover, after a few months of growth, these individual flowers transform into bunches of fruit. Australia is a nation that harbours the most extended […]

2021-06-11

Mandarins Production and Growth in Australia (2020)

Mandarins are usually available from April to October. Imperial oranges are the most popular ones in the market. Since this fruit is extremely easy to peel and contains few to no seeds, they are extremely popular in Australia. Mandarins belong to the citrus family and are a distinct species of oranges. These spherical oranges are […]

2021-06-11

Grapefruit Overview and Growth in Australia (2020)

Grapefruit is a citrus variant that is available all year. Nonetheless, there are some availability issues in the month of January. Some of the most common variants that are available are the Thompson, the Wheeney, the Texan and the Marsh. This fruit is generally segregated based on its colour and the number of seeds present. […]

2021-06-10

Cherries Production and Growth in Australia 2020

The Victorian cherry season usually commences in the first or second week of November. It then continues through January. The quality of this fruit is dependent upon many factors. These seasonal factors include frost, humidity, hail and rainfall. Hence, farm owners and staff need to constantly monitor and care for the crops during harvest season. […]

2021-06-09

Rubus Berries Production and Growth in 2020

Rubus berries are dominantly grown in the southern parts of Australia. They are usually available from November to April. At the present moment, there are approximately 120 growers that are growing this fruit all across the country. The greatest volume growth is from December to April. Nevertheless, due to the high demand, these berries are […]

2021-06-09

Avocado Consumption is at an All Time High

Even during the pandemic, the Australian market has been absorbing record sales of avocados as consumers are looking for healthy, versatile options. The economic recovery, continued retail sales and increased food service activities have boosted consumer demand for avocados, which will support the already established prices. Just yesterday, the Australian government successfully announced a quarantine […]

2021-05-20

Australian Grapes Suffer Due to Chinese Customs Delay

Australian table grapes are troubled by delays in clearing Chinese ports. Growers and industry executives see this as another sign of worsening trade ties between the two countries. Relations worsened last year after Canberra accused China of meddling in domestic affairs. They cooled even more when Australian PM Scott Morrison sought an independent inquiry over […]

2021-04-26

Cucumbers Production in Australia (2019)

Overview of Cucumbers It is generally agreed that cucumbers originated in India and have been under cultivation for at least 3000 years. From India, the pant was introduced into China and then into the West. Both the Greeks and the Romans knew and grew the cucumber. With the possible exception of some gherkins grown in […]

2021-01-06

Grapefruits and the Recent Rise in the Market

Grapefruit is part of the citrus family and grows in clusters on the tree, like grapes – this is said to be where the name originates. Grapefruits come in a variety of colours including yellow, pink and red, and they have a variety of tastes from sweet to sour. Grapefruit production mainly occurs in the Murray valley region. […]

2021-01-04

Growth of the Canned Fruit Production in Australia

The growth of the canned deciduous fruit business is primarily based in the Goulburn-Murray Valley region of Victoria, processing Australian apples, apricots, peaches, pears and plums at Shepparton. The canned fruits industry does not have a specific biosecurity plan or manual but has developed plans and manuals for the pome fruit (apple and pear) and […]

2021-01-04