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7123.6.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Tasmania, 2004-05  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/07/2006   
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Apples are the most important fruit crop in Tasmania. In 2004-05, Tasmanian farmers produced 45,500 tonnes of apples.

The four most common varieties of apples produced in Tasmania in 2004-05 were:

  • Golden delicious (8,400 tonnes)
  • Fuji (7,400 tonnes)
  • Delicious - striped red (7,000 tonnes)
  • Gala (5,000 tonnes)
APPLES(a), Tasmania, years ended 30 June

Production
'000 t
Trees
'000
Yield
kg/tree

2001
56.1
1,102.4
50.9
2002
51.6
1,232.8
41.9
2003
52.5
1,285.1
40.9
2004
37.3
1,147.6
32.5
2005
45.5
1,267.1
35.9

(a) For 2002 onwards, number of trees and yield are based on trees four years and over. For years prior to 2002, number of trees and yield are based on trees six years and over. However, the production figure used to calculate yield includes any contribution by all trees. In most cases this contribution is relatively insignificant, but in some instances it can distort yield figures.
Source: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

In 2004-05, two thirds of all apples produced in Tasmania came from the Southern Statistical Division (30,400 tonnes).
APPLES(a), 2004-05

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

Greater Hobart
-
1.4
6.3
Southern
30.4
835.4
36.3
Northern
4.3
200.2
21.3
Mersey-Lyell
10.9
230.1
47.3
Tasmania
45.5
1,267.1
35.9

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Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Apples and Pears Collection.


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