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Backpackers and working holiday-makers will understand the significance of each state and territory's fruit and nut production, with regional farm work an official means to extend a one-year work-visa. Agricultural workers and investors too will examine yield versus land mass, as it offers insight into the fertility of each region.
This FACT indicates the fruit and nut production in tonnes in each Australian state and territory in 2011-2012. The fruit and nuts counted include mandarins, oranges, apples, pears, bananas, macadamias, mangoes, peaches & strawberries in each state. This number is represented in thousands. The Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing fruit and nuts, supporting even alpine fruiting flora. Tropical plants found in generally cool temperatures also tolerate a Mediterranean climate.The state with the highest production is Victoria at 363,146 tonnes. The state with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory at 75 tonnes.