Fruit and nuts
Victoria produces a diverse range of fruits across the state. The state's main fruit produce are pome fruit, stone fruit, berries, citrus and nuts, the majority of which are consumed domestically.
In 2012-13, the gross value of Victorian fruit and nuts production (excluding grapes) was $1.1 billion. The highest production volumes were from apples (125,000 tonnes), pears (98,000 tonnes), oranges (49,000 tonnes), peaches (45,000 tonnes) and almonds (44,000 tonnes).
To support Victoria's fruit industry, the department provides services, research and information to growers on a range of topics, including how to grow fruit, how fruit growers can recover from drought, fire and floods, and pests, diseases and weeds.
The Fruit and Nut Industry Profile provides an overview of the location, structure and performance of Victoria's fruit and nuts industry. It also provides information on production, trends, exports, domestic consumption, productivity, financial performance and employment details of the industry, as well as opportunities and challenges and important government policy influences.
Property Identification Codes
From 1 July 2012, Property Identification Codes (PICs) will be progressively introduced to plant industries in Victoria.
Soil and water
- Learn how to sample soils for fruit production.
- Use the farm water calculator to monitor farm water use, storage and supplies.
- Everything you need to know about the latest fruit fly outbreak.
- Read more about pests, diseases and weeds.
Pests, diseases and weeds
FarmPlan21 helps farmers develop a farm plan comprising agronomic, business, market and natural resource management considerations.