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The tree nuts sold in Australia can be Australian grown or imported. Roll your mouse over the menu to find out where all the tree nut varieties are grown in Australia and beyond.
Almonds are grown in several regions in Australia and are only second to the US in terms of volume produced. You will find almond orchards along the Murray River Valley, across four main regions: Adelaide (SA), Riverland (SA), Sunraysia (VIC) and Riverina (NSW). Plus new plantations in the Swan Region (WA). Some are also imported from California USA.
Brazil nuts are not grown in Australia as they need the rainforests of the Amazon valley of Brazil, Peru and Bolivia to grow. All Brazil nuts sold in Australia are imported.
Australia imports the majority of its cashews from Vietnam and India however there is an Australian plantation in the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland. Most cashews in Australia are imported.
A small but growing industry chestnuts are grown all throughout Australia: Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania but the main production is in north east Victoria. You will find chestnuts grown east of Melbourne, in central Victoria and around Orange, Southern Tablelands, Blue Mountains and Batlow in New South Wales. Also Adelaide Hills in South Australia and south west Western Australia.
A native of Europe and Asia Minor. Most hazelnuts in Australia come from Turkey and USA. Another growing industry in Australia with orchards in the Central Tablelands of NSW near Orange, and north east Victoria near Myrtleford. Some also grown in central and Eastern Victoria and Tasmania.
Macadamias are Australia’s only native food to enter the commercial food supply. They are grown in Australian tropical climates from Bundaberg in Northern Queensland to Nambucca Heads in New South Wales. The majority are grown in the Northern Rivers district of NSW.
Well known as a native American nut, pecans are grown from the Hunter Valley and Nelsons Bay on the Central Coast to the Mid North Coast near Kempsey and the North Coast near Lismore. Plus orchards can be found in Queensland at Munduberra, Gympie, Bundaberg, the Atherton tablelands and Beaudesert and small plantings in South Australia and Western Australia. Some pecans sold in Australian are also imported.
There is a small Australian pine nut industry near Mt Hotham in VIC but we still import the majority of pine nuts from Asian and the Mediterranean region.
A native of Asia Minor now grown in Iran and California USA. A small Australian industry is producing pistachios along the Murray River Valley between Swan Hill in Victoria and Waikerie in South Australia. Plus further plantings in central west Victoria and Pinnaroo, South Australia. Small plantings can be found in Western Australia. Some pistachios are also imported into Australia.
A native of the northern hemisphere. Major supplies to Australia come from California USA and China with increasing quantities from the growing Australian industry on the east coast of Tasmania, south west Western Australia, SE mainland in the Goulburn Valley near Shepparton, the Murray Irrigation Area near Kerang and Swan Hill and the Riverina near Griffith in New South Wales. Smaller production in North East Victoria, Gippsland and Central Regions of Victoria, in the NSW Southern Highlands, in the Adelaide Hills and Riverland regions of South Australia.