THE CHESTNUT INDUSTRIES IN VICTORIA - AN OVERVIEW

A.D. Allen
The chestnut industry in Victoria has developed rapidly in the last 10 years. Currently in excess of 40 000 trees are planted in Victoria with growers expecting to plant a further 53 000 trees before 1991.

Production of nuts is projected to rise from an estimated 122 tonnes in 1985/86 to in excess of 3 400 tonnes by 2001; a 29-fold increase. As this increase in production occurs, prices can be expected to fall especially if new and existing markets are not fully developed.

Generally, prospects for chestnuts on the domestic market appear good, although some price reduction can be expected as production increases. Little is known about the export potential for Victorian chestnuts although it is unlikely that large quantities will be exported.

Allen, A.D. (1989). THE CHESTNUT INDUSTRIES IN VICTORIA - AN OVERVIEW. Acta Hortic. 240, 291-294
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.240.54
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.240.54

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