What we grow / Vegetables / Capsicums

Red, green, and yellow capsicums. Photo: archives / iStock.

Tasmanian capsicums are very sweet, firm and full of flavour.

Capsicums are grown in protected cropping greenhouses in Tasmania largely on the North West Coast where the climate is mild, summer daylight hours are long and there is relatively low humidity. Capsicums grow slowly in the summer months and develop good crispness and flavour.

Tasmania is a small producer of capsicums contributing about 2% of the $197 million in value of national production.

Tasmania also grows eggplants and tomatoes in protected cropping structures which largely supply the local market.

Trade data

Main harvest season


Main harvest season

Key markets

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

Total production volume of Tasmanian capsicums 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 capsicums are grown predominantly in the Central North West region of the state.

Major growing regions around Tasmania for capsicums.
Green, red, and yellow capsicums. Photo: AboutnuyLove / iStock.

Import pathways for capsicums 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

    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • United Arab Emirates

    Open to Tasmania, without requiring any phytosanitary treatment.

  • No existing pathway

    • Cambodia
    • China
    • European Union
    • India
    • Myanmar
    • Philippines
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • United Kingdom
    • 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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