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 available all throughout the year. Many of these crops are being grown underground, and thus leading to a growth in production. Due to the all-year-round availability and sales of rubus berries, this industry has retained a consistent amount of sales through supermarket chains.
Rubus berries are a term that groups together raspberries, blackberries and other types of berries such as silvan berries and boysenberries. Even though the majority of the production occurs in Victoria and Tasmania, the production of these berries occurs all across the Eastern Seaboard of Australia.
As of June 2020:
Some of the major areas where rubus berries are produced include Northern and Southern Tasmania, the Adelaide Hills, Gin Gin, South East Queensland and the Yarra Valley.
Due to the perishable nature of the fruit, there is a limited amount of trade of fresh rubus berries as compared to frozen rubus berries.