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7123.2.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Victoria, 2004-05  
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Pears are a significant fruit crop in Victoria. In 2004-05, Victorian farmers produced 130,000 tonnes of pears, well ahead of the next highest producer (Western Australia with 8,900 tonnes). Nearly all pears were grown in the Goulburn Statistical Division (SD).

The main pear varieties grown in Victoria in 2004-05 were:

  • WBC (which includes Bartlett, Duchess and Williams) (66,100 tonnes)
  • Packham (50,600 tonnes)
  • Beurre Bosc (8,500 tonnes)
PEARS (excluding Nashi)(a), Victoria, year ended 30 June

Production
'000 t
Trees
'000
Yield
kg/tree

2001
148.8
1,090
136.5
2002
126.4
1,057
119.7
2003
119.2
1,061
112.3
2004
121.2
1,112
109.0
2005
130.4
1,157
112.7

(a) Number of trees and yield is based on trees six years and over. However, the production figure used to calculate yield includes any contribution by trees under six years. In most cases this contribution is relatively insignificant, but in some instances it can distort yield figures.
Sources: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

In 2004-05, 96% of all pears produced in Victoria came from the Goulburn SD (126,000 tonnes).

PEARS (excluding Nashi)(a), 2004-05

Statistical Division
Production
'000 t
Trees
'000
Yield
kg/tree

Melbourne
4.3
36.7
116.2
Barwon
-
-
20.0
Western District
-
-
-
Central Highlands
-
1.7
23.5
Wimmera
-
-
11.2
Mallee
-
-
-
Loddon
-
7.0
64.1
Goulburn
125.6
1,110.1
113.2
Ovens-Murray
0.1
1.4
38.5
East Gippsland
-
-
47.8
Gippsland
-
-
-
Victoria
130.4
1,157.0
112.7

- nil or rounded to zero (includes null cells)
(a) Number of trees and yield is based on trees six years and over. However, the production figure used to calculate yield includes any contribution by trees under six years. In most cases this contribution is relatively insignificant, but in some instances it can distort yield figures.
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Apples and Pears Collection.

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