Vegetables in Western Australia

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Western Australia is an ideal location to grow vegetables as it has sophisticated production systems and an excellent environment for high quality produce. Production occurs throughout Western Australia, allowing a wide range of vegetables to be grown.

Major crops include carrots, potatoes, tomatoes and broccoli. The farm gate value of vegetable production in Western Australia in 2012 was $336 million while the retail value was close to $1 billion. The Department of Agriculture and Food works closely with industry and growers to promote growth in the vegetable industry.

Types of vegetable crops

A wide range of vegetables is grown commercially in Western Australia. Major crops include carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicums, onions, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce.

Other vegetables include pumpkin, sweet corn, zucchini, asparagus, beans, snow peas, cabbage, Asian vegetables, cucumbers, English spinach, sweet potato, spring onions, leeks, broccolini, swedes, turnips, beetroot and Brussels sprouts. Many other vegetables and herbs are also grown on a smaller scale.

The large geographic spread and range of production environments allows many vegetables to be grown year-round. Irrigation is used to ensure that crops are supplied with adequate water to produce high quality produce.

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