Premium stonefruit export

VFS Exports is proud to offer premium quality Australian fruit for export to international markets. Throughout the packing process, quality inspections take place to ensure only the best fruit is selected for sale.  Our fruit trace-ability system that enables us to determine the origin of all fruit that we package and supply, ensuring that we market the best fruit to the consumer.

VFS Exports supplies premium stonefruit grown and packed on our own Australian farms, direct to international markets.

We specialise in growing and exporting premium nectarines, peaches, plums and apricots to international customers. Our supply chain management and quality assurance process ensures we know the origin of every piece of fruit we deliver to market.

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Nectarines

Nectarines are one of our most in-demand fruits for export.

Nectarines have red and yellow, or red and white skin. When ripe the flesh either separates easily from the stone (freestone varieties) or adheres firmly to the stone (clingstone varieties).

The taste of nectarines ranges from somewhat to very sweet to having a slightly tarter flavour depending on the timing and variety. Nectarine flesh is highly aromatic and very juicy when ripe.

Australian nectarine varieties are in season from November to March.

Peaches

Peaches are popular around the world.

The fruit is recognised by their velvety or fuzzy skin which is commonly yellow and red, or red and white. Peach flesh also ranges in colour from white to rich orange, depending on their variety, but are grouped into white or yellow varieties.

Ripe peaches have delicate aroma, and may give slightly under gentle pressure. Like nectarines, peaches can be categorised as either freestone or clingstone.

Australian peach varieties ripen from November to March.

Apricots

Apricots are a seasonal Australian stonefruit available for the export market.

This small velvety-skinned fruit ranges in colour from yellow to orange and may have a blush or a red tinge on the side most exposed to the sun.

Apricot flesh is usually a medium to firm consistency, and depending on the variety, its taste can range from sweet to tart. Apricot flesh detaches freely from the stone. Apricots are popular as a dried fruit as well as fresh.

Australian apricot varieties ripen from December to February.

Plums

Plums for export from our Australian farms generally can have a round to oval shape.

The skin colour of plums ranges from yellow to dark purple or red depending on the variety. Ripe plums have a natural white coating, or bloom, over their flesh.

Plum flesh is generally yellow or red with a firm texture and extremely juicy when ripe. Some varieties, particularly those with red or dark fresh, are very sweet.

Australian Plums are available in Australia from December to March.

Cherries

Australian Cherries are a popular sweet fruit grown in cooler regions of Australia.

There are many varieties of cherries but sweet cherries all have fleshy sweet fruit around small pit.

Depending on the variety, the skin and flesh colours of cherries range from bright red and almost black. The flavour ranges from slightly to intensely sweet.

Australian Cherries are mainly available in January.

Mangoes

Mangoes are a juicy stone fruit with fleshy pulp around a large stone.

Native to Asia, Mangoes are now grown in warmer climates across the world, including Australia. Available in different varieties, the Australian mango season is from October to February.

Popular varieties for export are the R2E2, a large and mild mango, and Kensington Pride which has sweet and tangy flesh.

Australian export mangoes are available from October to February.

Mandarins

Mandarins are another citrus fruit that is smaller than an orange with a flatter top and bottom.

Mandarins have soft sweet flesh and can be less acidic than oranges. They are orange in colour with loose and easy-to-peel skin. Some varieties can be seedless.

There are many varieties of mandarins with slightly different flavours and levels of sweetness and acidity.

Australian mandarins are available from April to September.

Oranges

Oranges are citrus fruit renowned for their healthy properties, including high levels of vitamin C.

They have juicy flesh which varies in colour from light orange to a deeper colour depending on the type.

Some of the best known orange varieties include Navel and Valencia.

Australian Oranges are available in the Southern Hemisphere winter and spring, from June to November.

Pears

Pears are a pome fruit, which means they have a core of several small seeds surrounded by a membrane.

The skin of a pear can range from green to blush to brown, depending on the variety, with white juicy flesh when fully ripe.

Bartlett, Packham and Buerre Bosc are some well-known varieties.

Australian pears are harvested in February and available for export through until September from a storage program.

Melons

Australian melons are sweet and juicy fruit and come in a range of varieties available for export year round.

Melons include watermelon, rockmelon (cantaloupe) and honeydew melon.

Watermelons are cylindrical or round, with green skin and a pink to red flesh.

Rockmelons are usually round with cream or beige rind and orange tinted flesh and an aromatic scent when ripe.

Australian Honeydews have a white or gold skin and green flesh.

Grapes

Australian grapes are a very popular fruit around the world and available in red, white and black table grape varieties.

Seedless varieties of table grapes are among the most popular for modern day consumers.

The main grape varieties available for export are Menindee Seedless, Thompson Seedless, Calmeria, Red Globes, Crimson Seedless and Autumn Royals.

Australian Grapes are available for export between December to May.