Victoria produces a significant percentage of Australia's fruit output, including pears (87 per cent), nashi fruit (75 per cent), apples (46 per cent).
In Victoria, the gross value of production of fruit (excluding grapes) in 2008-09 was $810 million. This included $377 million from pome fruit ($280 million for apples; $92 million for pears).
- Dry Season Information: Apples
- Dry Season Information: Pears
- Sunburn Protection for Apples
- Victorian Pome Fruit Industry Situation and Needs Analysis
- Phytophthora Root and Trunk Rot of Pome and Stone Fruit
- Codling Moth
- Oriental Fruit Moth
Profitable Pears: Latest research from Agriculture Victoria
The objective of the Profitable Pears project is to develop orchard management systems for the new pear varieties to maximise productivity three to four years after planting and sustain high yields of consistent quality fruit. Research is being undertaken in a four ha 'pear field laboratory' at Tatura. The field laboratory will provide the platform for answering key research questions and support the commercialisation and adoption of new pear varieties that will make the industry more competitive and profitable.