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.


  • The long-term sustainability of the Western Australian (WA) citrus industry relies on investment in research and development that will provide solutions for tomorrow's issues.

  • The production and distribution of avocados is a complex business. Existing and potential growers need to be aware of important issues and regulations, some of which are summarised here.

  • Commercial production of avocados in Western Australia is a complex business requiring specialist skills and knowledge. Much of this knowledge may need to be sourced from others.

  • Apple scab or black spot is caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis.

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

  • Most citrus fruit are well suited to the climatic conditions of the Perth metropolitan area and south west, Western Australia.

  • Growing an orchard can give immense satisfaction — especially when consuming the ripened end product.

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

  • Fruit trees and vines sometimes do not get the tender loving care they deserve.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has taken action to protect Western Australia’s citrus growers from the threat of citrus canker following confirmation that the disease

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