• Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut

Australia's Bush Tucker Crop

As bush tucker goes the macadamia is the only native Australian plant to become a truly global commercial crop.

The Australians were a bit slow to see the potential of the nut, a few small orchards were established outside Lismore in the 1880’s but the industry did not expand much beyond boutique status. In the same decade the trees where imported into Hawaii to be grown as windbreaks and it was there that the commercialisation of the crop really took place during the 1920’s.

After a fall in demand during the noughties global demand for macadamias has grown significantly in the last 10 years, particularly from China and northern Asia. And whilst Australia has expanded production significantly South Africa is currently the largest global producer of macadamias.

In 2014 Australia produced over 43 thousand tonnes of macadamias, from 6 million trees covering 17 thousand hectares of land. That crop represents an increase of 8% on the previous year, and with trade agreements in place with South Korea and China, which will see export tariffs reduced significantly in the next few years the future looks bright to Australian growers.

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