Quality, innovation and reliability

The Australian horticulture sector includes fresh fruit, vegetable and nut exports totalling approximately $2.5 billion. The sector is export-orientated and is characterised by its high-quality produce, innovation and reliability.

Thanks to favourable growing conditions and a varied climate, Australia is able to produce a wide range of premium horticulture products. Australian growers sell to more than 60 markets, with a broad range of fruit and vegetables available for export year-round.

Australia has a world-class reputation as a premium supplier – with all produce grown, picked, packed and transported according to strict environmental and food safety standards. Our tasty fruits and vegetables have a wide range of nutritional and health benefits.

Australian producers continue to develop the quality and efficiency of their operations. We are known for our:

  • clean, green credentials and world-class food management
  • strong export quality control systems that include sophisticated cold-chain logistics
  • use of innovative Agrifood technologies to enhance productivity and sustainability. This includes precision agriculture and integrated pest management systems.
  • continual investment in research and development to create new produce varieties. This enhances quality by optimising storage and transport technology.
  • prime location in the southern hemisphere, offering northern hemisphere customers consistent counter-seasonal supply.

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Australian Horticulture is a $16 billion industry 

Source:

  1. Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Horticulture Directory, May 2023
  2. Hort Innovation, Hort Innovation Strategy 2024-2026, July 2023

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