Fruit availability and storage in NT

This page provides information about the availability, storage and market potential of fruit grown commercially in the Northern Territory.

Fruit harvest months and regions

Fruit January February March April May June July August September October November December Region grown
Abiu x       x x x   x x Darwin
Avocado x x x          x Darwin, Katherine
Banana x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin, Katherine
Black sapote         x x x    Darwin
Breadfruit x x      x x     x Darwin
Carambola/ starfuit x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Cashew           x x   Darwin, Katherine
Cocoa (dried bean)    x x x     x x    Darwin
Coconut x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Custard apple            x x Darwin, Katherine
Dates   x x x x         Alice Springs
Durian x x           x Darwin
Figs (fresh) x x x x x    x x x x x Darwin, Alice Springs
Grapefruit   x x x x x x       Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs
Guava x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Hami melon      x x x x x x    Darwin, Katherine
Hogs plum x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Honey dew melon    x x x x x x x x    Darwin, Katherine
Jaboticaba        x x      Darwin
Jackfruit x x x    x x x x x x x Darwin
Lemon x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs
Lime x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs
Longan x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Malay apple        x x x x    Darwin
Mamey sapote x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Mandarin     x x x x       Darwin, Katherine, Alice
Mango          x x x x Darwin, Katherine
Mangosteen            x x Darwin
Oranges    x x x x x x      Alice Springs
Papaya x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin, Katherine
Passionfruit x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs
Persimmon           x x   Alice Springs
Pineapple x x x        x x x Darwin
Pitaya/ dragon fruit x x x        x x x Darwin
Pummelo    x x x x x       Darwin, Katherine
Rambutan x x          x x Darwin
Rock melon      x x x x x x    Darwin, Katherine
Rollinia        x x x x    Darwin
Sapodilla x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Soursop          x x x x Darwin
Star apple/ caimito      x x x x x x    Darwin
Stone fruit            x x Alice Springs
Strawberries         x x x x   Alice Springs
Table grapes x           x x Katherine, Alice Springs
Tamarind       x x x      Darwin
Tangelo       x x x     

Alice Springs

Water apple/ bell apple/ java apple                              x x x x    Darwin
Watermelon      x x x x x x   

Darwin, Katherine

Fruit storage conditions and market potential in NT

Fruit Transit and shelf life (days) Optimum storage/ Transit temperature degrees Celsius Relative humidity (percentage) Industry profile
[DPIF to confirm meaning  & if up-to-date: market potential?

Abiu

7

10

90 to 95

Potential


Avocado

28 to 35


7


90


Some scope


Banana


7 to 28


14


85 to 95


Existing


Black sapote


14 to 21


8 to 12


85 to 90


Some scope


Breadfruit


20


12


85 to 95


Some scope


Carambola/ starfuit


21 to 28


6 to 8


90 to 100


Existing


Cashew


35


7 to 0


90


Some scope


Cocoa (dried bean)


547


15 to 25


10


Potential


Coconut


30 to 60


2


90 to 100


Some scope


Custard apple


14


15


85 to 95


Potential


Dates


7 to 365


0


70 to 75


Existing


Durian


7 to 14


7 to 10


90 to 98


Existing


Figs (fresh)


7


0


90 to 100


Existing


Grapefruit


14 to 21


15


85 to 95


Existing


Guava


14 to 21


7 to 10


90 to 98


Existing


Hami melon


14


10


90 to 98


Some Scope


Hogs plum


14


10 to 15


90 to 95


Existing


Honey dew melon


21 to 28


10


90 to 98


Some Scope


Jaboticaba


2 to 3


13


90 to 95


Some scope


Jackfruit


14 to 21


7 to 13


85 to 95


Existing


Lemon


30 to 90


15


85 to 95


Existing


Lime


30 to 90


7 to 10


90 to 98


Existing


Longan


7 to 14


9 to 15


90 to 100


Existing


Malay apple


4 to 6


12


90 to 100


Some scope


Mamey sapote


4 to 6


8 to 15


85 to 95


Some scope


Mandarin


21 to 28


7 to 10


90 to 98


Potentia l


Mango


14


15


85 to 95


Existing


Mangosteen


14 to 25


15


85 to 95


Some scope


Oranges


21 to 28


7 to 10


90 to 98


Potential


Papaya


7 to 21


15


85 to 95


Existing


Passionfruit


14 to 28


7 to 10


95


Existing


Persimmon


60


0 to 5


90 to 95


Potential


Pineapple


7 to 28


20


85 to 90


Existing


Pitaya/ dragon f ruit


10 to 90


7 to 10


90 to 98


Existing


Pummelo


60


15


85 to 95


Potential


Rambutan


7 to 21


10


90 to 98


Existing


Rock melon


7 to 14


7 to 10


90 to 98


Existing


Rollinia


3 to 7


15


85 to 95


Some scope


Sapodilla


14 to 21


15


85 to 95


Some scope


Soursop


10 to 14


15


85 to 95


Some scope


Star apple/ caimito


14


7 to 10


90 to 98


Existing


Stone fruit


14


0


90 to 95


Some Scope


Strawberries


5 to 10


0


95 to 100


Potential


Table grapes


56 to 180


0


90 to 100


Existing


Tamarind


21 to 28


7


90 to 95


Some scope


Tangelo


21 to 28


7 to 10


90 to 98


Potential


Water apple/ bell apple/ java apple


4 to 6


12


90 to 100


Some scope


Watermelon


14 to 21


10


90 to 98

Existing

Last updated: 13 October 2017