Fruit

Western Australia’s fruit growing industries extend from Kununurra in the far north to Albany on the cool south coast.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development works closely with industry to improve efficiency and increase returns from the farm gate to export markets.

Strawberries are the highest value export, supplying around two-thirds of the Australian total. Key markets in the last year were Singapore and New Zealand followed by Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

Steady growth is occurring in the avocado, citrus and mango industries due to additional plantings and efficient production.

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  • Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP). NMBP-1243 is a hybrid cross between Irwin and Kensington Pride (KP).

  • Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP).

    NMBP-1201 is a hybrid cross between Irwin and Kensington Pride (KP).

  • Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP). NMBP-4069 is a hybrid cross from parents Van Dyke and Kensington Pride (KP).

  • Papaya sticky disease (caused by the combined action of Papaya meleira virus and Papaya meleira virus 2) can spread rapidly through plantings, making the fruit unattractive and unmarketable. This p

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently responding to an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) in Perth's western suburbs.

  • Western Australia has a low prevalence of citrus pests and diseases compared to most other countries.

  • Drip irrigation is common in modern orchards. For this method of irrigation it is easier to use litres rather than the more traditional unit of millimetres when describing readily available water i

  • Queensland fruit fly (Qfly, Bactrocera tryoni) is considered to be one of the most serious pests of fruit and vegetables in Australia.

  • Avocado trees are very vigorous and can rapidly overgrow their permitted space in the orchard.

  • Jujubes are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page provides an overview of propagation techniques.

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