Australia, with its large geographic area, comprises a variety of geological and climatic zones which enable the production of a wide selection of horticultural crops.
Fresh produce can be picked, packed and air freighted to Asian markets within 48-60 hours of harvest. Produce sent by sea in refrigerated containers can be within Asian markets within 12-20 days of harvest. Shipping to the Middle East takes a little longer at almost 4 weeks.
In 2010-2011, Australia exported a wide variety of fruits, nuts and vegetables. Australian horticulture exports were valued at $721.65 million, and accounted for 8.3% of total production.
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