Queensland grows about 5300 hectares of citrus. The main production regions include the Central Burnett (Mundubbera and Gayndah), Emerald, Bundaberg and the Atherton Tablelands. Minor production regions include Howard, Maryborough and the Sunshine Coast.
Mandarins, limes and lemons are the main citrus fruit grown in Queensland with smaller areas of oranges, grapefruit and pummelo. Most fruit is grown for the fresh fruit market, but a percentage of the orange crop is used for juice production. Citrus are grown in orchards from grafted or budded nursery stock.
Fruit in Queensland is harvested all year round, dependent on the crop and production region. Most of the fresh fruit produced is marketed in the major metropolitan wholesale markets of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, but a large and increasing amount of Queensland citrus is being exported.
Research and development
Current projects, updates and results
- Profile of the Atherton Tablelands Citrus Industry
Report detailing the size and value of the Atherton Tablelands citrus industry, October 2018
- eResearch Archive (eRA)
Published papers, reports and presentations
Incorporating best practice into your business
- Citrus information kit (eResearch archive)
A grower's guide offering step-by-step information on the growing and marketing of citrus crops.
Pests and diseases
- Pests and diseases
Pests and diseases that affect citrus crops in Queensland
- Harvesting, yields and prices
Information about harvesting, yields and prices for citrus producers