What we grow / Fruit / Pears

Green pears. Photo: FSTOPLIGHT / iStock.

Tasmania’s cool climate is ideal for growing pome fruit such as pears. Our pears are full of flavour and juicy.

Tasmania grows a small volume of pears worth just over $1 million each season largely for the local Tasmanian market.

Pears are grown in the same areas as apples. Growing regions include Tamar Valley, Huon Valley and Tasman Peninsula. The largest commercial grower of pears is located on the Tasman Peninsula where there is a mild costal climate and ideal soil conditions. This orchard has been operated by a dedicated family for five generations.

The long ripening season and cool storage techniques developed specifically for pears, allows for fruit to continue developing flavour in storage.

Trade data

Main harvest season


Pears are harvested in these months but available until October

Main harvest season

Main varieties

Doyenné du Comice, Beurre Bosc, Winter Cole, Packham’s Triumph, Josephine and Spring Dew

Key markets

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

Total production volume of Tasmanian pears 2020/21


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 pears are grown predominantly in the Huon Valley, Tamar Valley and Tasman Peninsula.

Major growing regions around Tasmania for pears.

“We have been growing a range of pear varieties at our farm for five generations and we continue to improve our growing techniques to get the best results possible for our fruit.”

Pear grower, Tasman Peninsula

Import pathways for pears 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
    • European Union
    • India
    • Myanmar
    • Philippines
    • Thailand
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • United States

    Open to Tasmania, without requiring any phytosanitary treatment.

  • Open with conditions

    • Indonesia

    Open to Tasmania but requires some phytosanitary treatment.

  • No existing pathway

    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Vietnam

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

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