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
After the cucurbit trade was reopened last month, Queensland melons can officially go back on New Zealand shelves. New trade conditions agreed to by both the Australian Government and the industry mean that melon exporters can once again send product across the Tasman.
New Zealand suspended Queensland cucurbit fruit trade in December 2019, after the detection of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus on melons exported from Queensland. On March 15 2021, New Zealand officials stated that the suspension had been lifted.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment assisted Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries developed a Pest Free Place of Production management system, that was endorsed by New Zealand, and subsequently enabled the reinstatement of trade.