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7123.2.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Victoria, 2004-05  
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Victoria produced more apples than any other state in 2004-05. Victorian farmers produced 122,000 tonnes of apples, ahead of New South Wales (64,000 tonnes) and Tasmania (46,000 tonnes).

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

  • Granny Smith (36,500 tonnes)
  • Pink Lady (29,200 tonnes)
  • Golden Delicious (12,200 tonnes)
  • Sundowner (10,600)
  • Gala (9,900 tonnes)
APPLES(a), Victoria, year ended 30 June

Production
'000 t
Trees
'000
Yield
kg/tree

2001
109.5
1,753
62.5
2002
99.6
2,530
39.3
2003
117.7
2,644
44.5
2004
84.1
2,826
29.8
2005
122.3
3,073
39.8

(a) In 2001, number of trees and yield are based on trees six years and over while equivalent data for 2002 to 2005 are based on trees four years and over. The production figure used to calculate yield in 2001 includes any contribution by trees under six years while that for 2002 to 2005 includes any contribution by trees under four 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, 59% of all apples produced in Victoria came from the Goulburn Statistical Division (72,700 tonnes) and 23% came from the Melbourne Statistical Division (27,600 tonnes).

APPLES(a), 2004-05

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

Melbourne
27.6
653.6
42.2
Barwon
-
0.3
16.1
Western District
0.4
11.0
32.4
Central Highlands
1.5
100.9
14.4
Wimmera
-
0.7
4.5
Mallee
0.3
11.0
26.5
Loddon
7.4
252.2
29.3
Goulburn
72.7
1,752.4
41.5
Ovens-Murray
7.3
202.6
36.0
East Gippsland
0.4
8.3
53.9
Gippsland
4.8
80.0
59.8
Victoria
122.3
3,073.2
39.8

- nil or rounded to zero (includes null cells)
(a) Number of trees and yield is based on trees four years and over. However, the production figure used to calculate yield includes any contribution by trees under four 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Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Apples and Pears Collection.

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