The Australian Melon Industry consists of approximately 250 growers producing some 217,000 tonnes of melons annually across an area of around 8,500 hectares. Fresh seedless watermelons, rockmelons and honeydew melons are produced all year round. Melons are predominately grown in Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and New South Wales, whilst Victoria and South Australia produce lower but still significant volumes. Most fruit is sold fresh as whole melons, whilst some are cut and wrapped, or used in fresh cut fruit salad mixes and juice products.
For additional information, please contact the Australian Melon Association Inc.