What we grow / Fruit / Raspberries

Raspberries by Hillwood Berries, North-West Tasmania. Photo: Rob Burnett.

Tasmania produces plump, sweet raspberries in some of the best growing conditions anywhere in the world.

The cool temperate climate of Tasmania is beneficial for growing raspberries. The cooler conditions favour better quality fruit with a longer shelf life.

Tasmania is the largest producer of raspberries in Australia. The total value of the Tasmanian rubus production is some $67 million, supplying about 30% of the volume of fresh rubus in the domestic market.

Tasmania is host to a number of large berry growing operations as well as a range of smaller independent operations.

Our production technology is some of the best in the world and includes protected cropping and access to a broad network of irrigation systems.

Trade data

Main harvest season


Main harvest season

Main varieties

Maravilla, Kwansa, Diamond Jubilee, as well as Chilliwack, Chilcotin and Autumn Bliss (public varieties)

Key markets

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

Total production volume of Tasmanian raspberries 2020/21


Estimated value of Tasmanian raspberry production (AUD)


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 raspberries are grown predominantly in the Central North West, Tamar Valley, Northern Midlands, Coal Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley regions of the state.

Major growing regions around Tasmania for raspberries.

“I believe the Tasmanian berry industry has a lot going for it with its long growing season, fantastic genetics, and great reputation for quality food.”

Berry grower, Northern Midlands

Import pathways for raspberries 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
    • Japan
    • Myanmar
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom

    Open to Tasmania, without requiring any phytosanitary treatment.

  • No existing pathway

    • China
    • European Union
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • United States
    • Vietnam

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

Through the generations our growers feel the pulse of the seasons and heartbeat of this land. They understand what thrives here — they take the time to grow produce with care. Meet some of our passionate, committed and knowledgeable Tasmanian growers…

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