What we grow / Vegetables / Broccoli

Fresh broccoli. Photo: Hans Ripa / Unsplash.

Broccoli grows well in the cool temperate conditions of Tasmania, aided by healthy soils and access to clean water through the states network of irrigation systems.

Broccoli can grow most of the year in Tasmania, however peak supply is January to March. Tasmania supplies 4% of the national production; the national production is worth $259 million.

Tasmanian grown broccoli is directly sold into the fresh market and into vegetable processing.

The main growing region is the Northern Midlands and North West of Tasmania which has rich Ferrosol soils and access to clean water supplies year round.

Trade data

Main harvest season


Main harvest season

Main varieties

Marathon, Anaconda and Greenbelt

Key markets

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

Total production volume of Tasmanian broccoli 2020/21


Estimated value of Tasmanian broccoli production (AUD)


Export volume of Tasmanian broccoli 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. This freedom means our produce can be exported with minimal, if any, phytosanitary treatment.

Major growing regions around the island

Tasmanian broccoli is grown predominantly in the North West, Central North West and Northern Midlands regions of the state.

Major growing regions around Tasmania for broccoli.
Fresh broccoli. Photo: Marina Helena Muller / Unsplash.

Import pathways for broccoli 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
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • Vietnam

    Open to Tasmania, without requiring any phytosanitary treatment.

  • No existing pathway

    • Cambodia
    • China
    • India
    • 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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