South Australia produces fruit, vegetable and nuts for local and export markets. The state's climate is ideal for growing specific crops.

In 2016-17  the industry contributed $3 billion to South Australia’s economy.

The Adelaide Hills region is excellent for apples, pears, cherries and strawberries. The Riverland is renowned for its citrus, stonefruit and almonds and the Adelaide Plains, around Virginia, is the state’s primary greenhouse area, producing tomatoes, capsicums and cucumbers.

Information for growers

Food safety legislation

Legislation sets out the safety requirements for food growers, packers and processors.

Investment opportunities


Industry development and Industry Fund contacts

Tamara Rohrlach
Phone: (08) 8429 0408
Email: tamara.rohrlach@sa.gov.au

Plant movements, health and disease contacts

24 hour Fruit Fly hotline: 1300 666 010
Exotic plant pest hotline: 1800 084 88

Page Last Reviewed: 20 Jul 2016
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