Horticulture

South Australia’s production of fruits, nuts and vegetables totals more than 1 million tonnes each year.

Horticulture production generated around $3.1 billion in revenue for South Australia in 2014-15.

Citrus and almonds are the largest fruit and nut crops produced and are both significant exports for the state.

  • Citrus fruit exports approximately 55,000 tonnes, worth $66 million in 2014-15.
  • In 2014-15, almonds were the largest horticultural export from South Australia with 12,000 tonnes exported and valued at $120 million.

Major international export destinations for South Australian fruit and nuts include:

  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • United States of America
  • Germany.

South Australia produces a wide range of vegetables, largely for the local and national market. Major vegetable crops include potatoes, tomatoes and mushrooms.

Local growers benefit from South Australia’s diverse regional climates and produce high quality, clean and safe produce.

  • The Adelaide Hills is ideal for growing apples, pears, cherries and strawberries.
  • The Riverland is famous for its citrus, stone fruit and almonds.
  • The Adelaide Plains greenhouse producers grow tomatoes, cucumbers and capsicums.
  • Potato and onion growers are located across the state including in the Limestone Coast, Mallee, Riverland and Adelaide Plains.

Page Last Reviewed: 20 Jul 2016
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