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Tropical North Queensland blessed with ability to grow amazing number of exotic fruits

Australian Tropical Foods (ATF) is a marketing portal for the food industry of the tropical region of Australia. Their website, which has been recently upgraded, is created to educate the public and buyers on the tropical products. ATF works with the growers to seek new markets domestically and internationally. They also assist the growers to value add their exotic fruits.

In the region of tropical North Queensland is the largest capacity of exotics like: mangoes, bananas, pineapples, papaya, rambutans, mangosteens, lychees, limes, sugar cane and avocado.   There is also a smaller capacity of  pitaya, passionfruit, abiu, custard apples, carambola and soursop. Except those exotics the region grows numerous other exotic tropical fruits,  Asian style vegetables and Australian indigenous fruits.

“At the moment our rambutan and mangosteen season is about to commence. Our southern hemisphere gives us an advantage of alternate season crops from the northern hemisphere”, says  Nola Craig.

The company was established in 2000 as an economic cluster of the food industry in the Cairns region of Far North Queensland. It disbanded in 2005 and Nola Craig, who was the marketing project manager of the cluster, was given the business name and website. In this way she could continue promoting the food produce of the tropical region of Australia.

Nola Craig

Publication date: 2/23/2009
Author: Sander Bruins Slot


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