REGION OF GROWTH
Apple Region of Growth
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The first of the year’s apple production starts in February around Stanthorpe in Southern Queensland. Further south apples are grown around Bilpin, Orange and Batlow in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.
The fertile soils, cool winter nights and irrigation systems in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley around Shepparton makes it ideal as Australia’s largest producing region of apples and pears, generally producing more than 30 per cent of the nation’s apples and close to 90 per cent of the nation’s pears.
Tasmania has had a long history of apple production in its famously pristine climate and the moist south west of Western Australia are also important apple producing regions.
Australian apples and also grown in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia completing a diverse spread of production that maintains a longer period of supply.