Technical Information

Maturity and Flowering Charts

Cherry Flowering and pollination compatibility information
Maturity Chart by Fruit Categories
Summerland Sweet Cherry Maturity Chart
Ben Dor Apricot and Plum Information Chart

Avocado Rootstock Information

Avocado rootstocks comparison data sheet

Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) Process


ANFIC submits an Import Permit application to Australian Quarantine for each plant species and country. The cost of the application is around $350 with a turnaround of 2 – 3 weeks.

A copy of the Import Permit is forwarded to the supplier of the plant material. This copy is returned to Australia with the introduced material.

All fruit species are now imported into the new and only Post Entry Quarantine facility for Australia located at Mickleham, Victoria just north of the Melbourne airport.

This state-of-the-art facility boasts the latest technology in temperature controlled glasshouses, biosecurity safety procedures and heat therapy treatment rooms all located within a large Quarantine facility which also caters for horses, dogs, cats, bees and avian species.

Quarantine Period: Australia’s quarantine laws protect the Australian industry from the introduction of serious pests and diseases from overseas countries. The process requires plants of Pome and Stone fruits to be held in quarantine for 1 - 2 years at an average cost of $2,500 per variety while Citrus are held for a minimum of 2 years at a cost of approximately $5,000 per variety. However, if diseased plants are imported and heat therapy is required the plants must be transferred to a separate facility that provides this service. This will increase the cost by more than $2,500 per variety. Tropical fruits such as avocados, bananas, pineapples and mangoes can have a quarantine period as short as six months at significantly reduced costs.

Bathurst Variety Trial Data

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List of trial sites

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