Summerfruit Australia Limited is the industry voice on a national and international level. It is recognised as the industry representative body for growers and works closely with other interested groups, governments and supply chain partners to maximise profitability for the industry.
Australia’s warm climate and hot, dry summers produce sweeter, juicier summer stonefruit, and its proximity to Asia enables lower freight costs and better access to fresh markets in the region.
Products and Varieties
Australian summer stonefruits are rich in vitamins A, C and E and a great source of dietary fiber and potassium, Australian peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots are some of the world’s best eating fruit thanks to Australia’s leading horticultural practices.
An accurate estimate of the number of commercially available Australian summer stonefruit varieties is not available. However, it is believed there are as many as 500 varieties across all four summer stonefruit crops with approximately 150 varieties each for plum, peach and nectarine.