In 1982 CSIRO released a new variety of pistachio tree, bred in Australia for Australian conditions. The new high yielding variety, Sirora, was selected for its:
Australian farmers then began commercial Pistachio plantings. Most are planted along the Murray River across the borders of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia but there are orchards as far north as Tamworth, New South Wales and as far west as Western Australia.
It took some time to master the new crop in new conditions. Now, in the 21st century, Australian pistachio production is rapidly expanding to satisfy the demands of the Australian domestic market.
Enjoy the fresh taste of Australian pistachios.