What we grow / Fruit / Avocados

Avocados by Avoland Avocados, North-West Tasmania. Photo: Natasha Mulhall / Brand Tasmania.

Tasmanian grown avocados are considered to have very good flavour and firm creamy flesh. This is largely due to the mild growing conditions and long slow ripening that our temperate climate allows.

There is small but increasing quantities of commercially grown avocados growing in Tasmania. Tasmania has the advantage of being a late season producer when there is less product in the market.

Commercial plantings are largely on the Central North West coast where there are mild temperatures and fewer frosts.

Avocados are bi-annual bearing trees and take a long time to mature (5–6 years). Mature trees can produce 50–150 avocados per year.

Trade data

Main harvest season


Main harvest season

Main variety


Key markets

  • Local (yes)
  • Domestic (no)
  • Export (no)

Pest Free Area status

Being a remote island surrounded by water and aided by a robust biosecurity system, Tasmania remains free from many plant-related pests and diseases including Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly. This freedom means our produce can be exported with minimal, if any, phytosanitary treatment.

Major growing regions around the island

Tasmanian avocados are grown predominantly in the Central North West.

Major growing regions around the island for avocados.

“Our customers tell us that our avocados have a richer flavour and better texture than others on the market. That’s because we hold them on the tree for longer, allowing them to attain a higher oil content with a buttery consistency.

They tell us there is a substantial increase in sales when our avocados are in season.”

Avocado grower, Central North West

Import pathways for avocados from Tasmania

Map showing Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asian countries

Tasmania’s relative pest free status offers trade opportunities for importing countries seeking access to Tasmanian grown produce.

This information is extracted from the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry’s Manual of Importing Country Requirements which is frequently updated. Please validate this information before proceeding further.

View these import pathways for all produce types.

  • Open without restriction

    • Hong Kong
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore

    The importing country has no phytosanitary restrictions for entry into the market.

  • Open with preferential conditions

    • Cambodia
    • China
    • European Union
    • Japan
    • Myanmar
    • Thailand
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom

    Open to Tasmania, without requiring any phytosanitary treatment.

  • Open with conditions

    • Indonesia

    Open to Tasmania but requires some phytosanitary treatment.

  • No existing pathway

    • India
    • Philippines
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • United States
    • Vietnam

    No arrangements have been developed to make trade between the two countries possible, or trade is currently not allowed.

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