Apples, Pears, Western Australia
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APPLE growing is the major f r u i t growing activity in Western Australia.
The highest production recorded was 2,052,600 bushels in the peak year of 1960-61; of this 1,326,157 bushels were exported.
Western Australia is second only to Tasmania in the quantity exported and at present relies on overseas markets to absorb about two-thirds of the crop.
In 1962 there were 1,304,455 apple trees in this State and the average annual production over the previous five years was 1,449,962 bushels. *
"Apple and pear growing in Western Australia : a survey of trends in planting,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 5
, Article 8.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol5/iss3/8