With an area spanning more than 2.5 million square kilometres, Western Australia is the largest state in Australia occupying a third of the continent. Across Western Australia, there are a number of horticultural growing regions including the Kimberley, Gascoyne, Perth Hills, South West and Great Southern.
These regions vary in climate from the tropical north, to the subtropical and temperate south. Climatic differences allow fruit and vegetables to grow across different parts of state all year round, extending the typical seasons for Western Australian grown produce. For example, summer crops such as melons can be grown in the north in the middle of winter, allowing southern consumers to enjoy top quality rock melon at reasonable prices whenever they fancy.
It is important to know what is in season when purchasing fresh fruit and vegetables. Seasonal produce may have environmental benefits, be fresher and taste much better than something that has travelled across the world or come out of months of cold storage. Most importantly purchasing locally grown produce supports the Western Australian food industry and its communities