Season Availability

Custard Apples are harvested annually from February through to October, usually peaking in May/June. Most fruit can be found at wholesale markets in the major metropolitan centres of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. There is also an increasing proportion of the crop being exported internationally, primarily to south-east Asia.
The Australian Custard Apple is grown in four main areas, covering over 1000 ha in total. These areas can be found along the tropical and sub-tropical coast of the eastern seaboard – from the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland through to the NSW Northern Rivers, and down to the Mid North Coast. There are also commercial plantings of custard apples in Western Australia.

The Queensland season extends from February through to July, with the season in Northern Rivers, NSW beginning later in April, and finishes in October.

Growing season with peak period indicated.