Hobart, Tasmania
Location Profile

The Tasmanian cherry season runs from the middle of December to the end of February. The months of mid- to late-January are the busiest for production. Tasmania has a significant export focus, which is aided by its pest and disease-free status.

Fruit Fly has received national and international recognition for its Area Freedom status. This accreditation grants access to a variety of overseas markets, including Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, where import controls are strict.

Tasmania is devoid of a number of significant pests and diseases, including fire blight, since it is an island with rigours quarantine measures. Chemical use is reduced as pest and disease pressure is reduced.

Cherries are grown in the Huon/Channel region, the south-east districts (including the Coal River Valley and Sorell), the Derwent Valley, the Tamar region, and the north-west coast at Spreyton and Ulverstone.

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