Avocados are grown commercially in Western Australia from Carnarvon in the north to Albany in the south. Significant production areas include Carabooda and Gingin north of Perth, with Busselton, Manjimup and Pemberton to the south. Smaller growing areas are scattered along the coast.
The main production season runs from August through to February. Some fruit is sold interstate and a modest but growing percentage is exported.
Hass accounts for more than 90% of production.
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia works with the Agricultural Produce Commission Avocado Producers’ Committee in WA and Avocados Australia Limited nationally, to assist this expanding industry.