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.

Articles

  • Jujubes (or Chinese dates) are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page outlines recommendations for irrigating jujubes in WA.

  • Jujubes (or Chinese dates) are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page outlines fertiliser recommendations for jujubes in Western Australia.

  • Brown spot is a fungal disease caused by Nothophoma quercina. It affects jujubes in Western Australia and has been reported in olives, pistachios and Chinese quince in other countries.

  • Jujubes (or Chinese dates) are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia.

  • Longans (Dimocarpus longan) is a member of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) which includes lychee and rambutan.

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

  • This web page discusses two common training systems for deciduous fruit trees — central leader and vase pruning.

  • This page aims to assist growers to consistently deliver quality jujubes to consumers.

  • Zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV) is an aphid-borne virus that causes yield losses and fruit quality defects in cucurbit crops.

  • The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is native from Iran to northern India.