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 over 30,000 tonnes of fruit per season – that is about 110 million punnets of strawberries each season.
Our association of Queensland Strawberry Growers (QSGA) was formed to represent the commercial strawberry growers of Queensland. The QSGA is a “not for profit” membership based organisation that provides a range of services to our members and the broader industry to encourage growth and development. Our members include commercial strawberries growers and associated businesses and individuals who are directly involved with our industry. As a grower led organisation, we aim to work across all aspects of the supply chain, from production to the consumer. By working together, we continually seek to improve the ability of growers to provide a healthy, profitable and safe product for consumers.