Queensland supplies the winter production of strawberries for Australia, with the season running from May to October each year. Queensland now also supplies a quantity of summer production, with strawberries being grown from October to May in the Stanthorpe region.
There are approximately 150 strawberry growers in Queensland, covering over 600 hectares of land. The majority of growers are located in the Caboolture region, north of Brisbane and up to the Sunshine Coast. Bundaberg is also a growing region for strawberry production.
The Queensland Strawberry Industry produces between 6,000 and 15,000 tonnes of fruit per season – that is about 60 million punnets of strawberries each season.