Victorian nut industry

Victorian Nut Industry

The climate of Victoria is ideal for the growing of a variety of nuts. Over 90% of Australia’s chestnut crop is grown in the Ovens area in north-eastern Victoria, while walnuts and hazelnuts are grown widely across much of Victoria. Almonds and pistachios are grown commercially in the north and north-east of the state.

The Department of Primary Industries is the Department responsible for agriculture in Victoria. See DPI Strategies 2008 – 2011

Consultancy Service
For consultancy service for walnuts, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, in association with Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, offers a commercial Consultancy Service conducted by Mr. Harold Adem, located at Tatura, Victoria.

Research
Research will be carried out on industry funded projects by either of the two research arms of DPI.

  • The Biosciences Research Division which incorporates two science platforms, Biosciences and Bioprotection. These platforms are comprised of related sub-disciplines.
  • Future Farming Systems Research Division was established in September 2007 as part of the new Investment Framework for the Agriculture and Fisheries Group. This framework guides all FFSR investment in projects. The FFSR develops innovative farming systems that deliver production and environmental benefits for the temperate zone of south east Australia.

Almonds
Almonds are grown commercially in the Sunraysia region in north-eastern Victoria and are Victoria’s primary commercial nut crop. Around 68% of Australia’s almond plantings occur in Victoria. For more information on almonds, see the Almond pages

Chestnuts
Around 70-75% of the total national chestnut crop is produced in north-east Victoria. Chestnuts are also grown east of Melbourne and in central Victoria. For more information on chestnuts, see the Chestnut pages.

Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts are grown in north-eastern Victoria as well as central and eastern Victoria. For information on hazelnuts, see the Hazelnut pages.

Photo: Walnut trees

Walnut trees – Courtesy of the Australian Walnut Industry Association

Pistachios
Pistachios are grown in the north of the state with the largest concentration in the Sunraysia region. Australian Pioneer Pistachios operate a hulling and grading plant at Robinvale. For more information on pistachios, see the
Pistachio pages.

Walnuts
Small scale walnut farms are scattered across Victoria with the major production near Shepparton, Kerang and Swan Hill. For more information on walnuts, see the Walnut pages.


Wandiligong Nut Festival
Join in the fun at the Wandiligong Nut Festival which is run over three days in early May each year.

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Victorian Nut Nurseries

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Victorian Nut Growers

Almonds

Chestnuts

Hazelnuts

Pistachios

Walnuts

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Victorian Nut and Nut Product Sales

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Almonds

Chestnuts

Hazelnuts

Macadamias

 

Pistachios

Walnuts

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