In Queensland, pineapples are grown in the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay, Yeppoon, Coastal North Queensland and the Atherton Tableland regions.
In the 2012-13 season, the Australian pineapple processing sector produced 39,000 t of fruit for canning and juicing, which was worth $12.5 million. However, this sector has been in steady decline over many years, due mainly to competition from cheaper imported product.
In contrast, the fresh sector has expanded considerably over the last 15 years, due mainly to the adoption of better fresh market varieties and improved quality. In the 2012-13 season, 48,000 t of fresh pineapple was produced and sold on the domestic market, with a farm gate value of $57.5 million.
Research and development
- Aus Jubilee pineapple
- New generation pineapple breeding program
A project to introduce new pineapple varieties in Australia and overcome problems with breeding
- Adapting to pineapple market changes - Phase IV
An ongoing project to improve communication throughout the pineapple industry and give growers access to all available technical knowledge
- eResearch Archive (eRA)
Published papers, reports and presentations from DEEDI
Pests and diseases
- Pests and diseases
Pests and diseases that affect pineapple crops in Queensland
Harvesting and marketing
- Harvesting and marketing of pineapple
Information about harvesting times, translucency issues and market requirements for pineapple
Information for new growers
- Frequently asked questions
Information on varieties, planting, nutrition, and irrigation
- Land requirements for pineapple
Ideal land requirements for successfully growing pineapple in Queensland