What we grow / Vegetables / Beans

Stack of green beans on a wooden board. Photo: Linda Hall / iStock.

Green beans grow well in Tasmania’s cool summer conditions, aided by ample supplies of clean water and long summer daylight hours.

Tasmania grows $18 million of green beans which is equivalent to approximately 25% of the national production. A large proportion of this goes into the processing sector principally the frozen vegetable market. However, beans are also consumed fresh and sold in the domestic market.

Beans are principally grown in the Central North West and Northern Midlands regions of the state as part of vegetable crop rotations.

Trade data

Main harvest season


Main harvest season

Main types

French runner, string and broad beans

Key markets

  • Local (yes)
  • Domestic (processing and fresh) (yes)
  • Export (no)

Total production volume of Tasmanian beans 2020/21


Estimated value of Tasmanian bean 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. This freedom means our produce can be exported with minimal, if any, phytosanitary treatment.

Major growing regions around the island

Tasmanian beans are grown predominantly in the Central North West and Northern Midlands regions of the state.

Major growing regions around Tasmania for beans.
Green beans. Photo: Sonja Langford / Unsplash.

Import pathways for beans 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

    • European Union
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Myanmar
    • Philippines
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • Vietnam

    Open to Tasmania, without requiring any phytosanitary treatment.

  • No existing pathway

    • Cambodia
    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • United States

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

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