Welcome to Australian Sweetpotato Growers Inc. The Peak Industry body for Sweetpotato growers in Australia.
Sweetpotato Growing in Australia
Sweetpotatoes are not a potato, they belong to a totally different family of sweet-tasting root vegetables full of goodness to fill your day. The industry uses ‘sweetpotato’ as one word in line with convention to differentiate sweetpotato from English or Irish Potato. The industry is a relatively small one producing 100,000 tonnes of sweetpotatoes per year all produced on family run farms. Australian Sweetpotato Growers Inc (ASPG) was incorporated by growers for growers.
Who We Are & What We Do
We are a group of growers producing over 90% of Australia’s sweetpotatoes looking after the interests of all Australian sweetpotato growers.
Sweetpotatoes are produced all year round in Australia with production based mainly in Bundaberg (QLD) and Cudgen (NSW). Sweetpotatoes are a significant regional employer.
Sweetpotatoes in Australia are separated into 4 categories for marketing; Gold, Red, Purple and White. Each category consisting of different cultivars.
Sweetpotato Marketing Levy
Australian Sweetpotato Growers Inc developed the marketing levy through their own volition at their own cost. No government funding is used in the marketing program.