Apples, pears and nashis are the main pome fruits grown in Western Australia. There is significant production around the Perth Hills, Donnybrook and Manjimup. Smaller pockets are scattered in cooler areas from Perth to Albany.
Due to the varieties grown and high storage capacity, local apples are available all year round, pears from February to December and nashis from February to August. Most fruit is sold on local markets with some interstate and overseas sales.
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia’s apple breeding program has produced some outstanding varieties grown internationally including Cripps Pink (Pink Lady™) and Cripps Red (Sundowner™). Other promising candidates are in the pipeline.