What we grow / Vegetables / Cauliflowers

Cauliflower by Southern Fields, Southern Tasmania. Photo: Andrew Wilson.

Cauliflowers grow well in Tasmania’s cool climatic conditions and rich soils. They are firm and have creamy white colour.

The national production of cauliflowers is worth $63 million annually. Tasmania contributes 8% of the volume and is the fourth largest producer. 8% of national volume goes into processing and 1% into exports, leaving 91% for the domestic fresh market.

Cauliflowers are grown in the North West, Meander Valley and Coal Valley where growing conditions tend to be mild and there is good access to irrigation.

Other types include green, purple and baby cauliflower.

Trade data

Main harvest season


Main harvest season

Main varieties

Amazing and Snow Flower

Key markets

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

Total production volume of Tasmanian cauliflowers 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 cauliflowers are grown predominantly in the Central North West, Meander Valley and South East regions of the state.

Major growing regions around Tasmania for cauliflowers.

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