by Max Fergusson from The Verge article Fruit terraria can be a surprisingly lucrative venture for anyone looking to expand their personal income.
Fruit terrariums have been around since the mid-1800s and have become popular in Australia as a way to keep pests away from their food sources.
In the United States, fruit terrarium businesses have exploded in popularity in the past decade, and a recent study found that fruit terrarias are among the most profitable businesses in the country.
In 2017, Fruit Terrace Growers Association, an association representing fruit terrarian businesses, projected a $3.2 billion industry in Australia.
The market for fruit terrace business has also expanded dramatically, according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
“The market has grown exponentially since 2015 when we first reported the trend,” said Alex Jansen, a senior food and agricultural market analyst at the Council.
Fruit trees are typically harvested from July through September, with fruit trees sold for about $30 to $60 per acre.
The fruits typically sell for $200 to $400 per tonne in Australia, depending on the quality.
Fruit terraforming is another popular method to get fruit trees into your backyard.
It involves cutting and drying the fruit, then adding it to a substrate or terrarium.
The fruit is then planted in a greenhouse to grow until it is ready for harvest.
“We have been seeing a tremendous rise in the popularity of fruit terracing in recent years, and there is a strong sense of urgency about it,” Jansen said.
Fruit plants are typically grown from June through October in Australia’s southernmost states, and from November through March in Queensland.
Jansen explained that growers are using many different types of fruit trees, and most of them are susceptible to pests, which can make the fruit difficult to harvest.
Fruit Terrain Growers Australia estimates that in 2020, there were 1.3 million fruit trees in Australia with an annual yield of about $1 million.
In 2018, there was 1.6 million fruit terraces in Australia and 1.5 million in Tasmania.
Fruit Terrariums Are a Great Alternative to Growers Owning Fruit Trees Source The Verge