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Western Australia produces a range of horticultural commodities including fruit, vegetables, flowers, nursery products and wine as part of its fast $670 million growing horticultural industry. Natural advantages such as climate and clean environment, soils and water make Western Australia an ideal place to supply a variety of high quality produce to domestic and international markets.
The apple industry in Western Australia has reached optimal yields from well established orchards. Production is currently estimated at a value of $37 million. Western Australia is the second major apple exporter in Australia. Around 20 per cent of the state's production of 37,745 tonnes was exported in 2004.
Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Apple industry, Orchards, Pink Lady, Sundowner, Export, Climate, Soils
Agriculture | Fruit Science | Horticulture
Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. (2006), Apples at a glance from Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Bulletin 4687, 6p.