Costa grows and markets blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. We are proud to be a world leader, particularly in the area of blueberry genetics and breeding.
Every person involved in the Costa enterprise, from researchers through to farmers and marketers, is committed to providing an outstanding quality of fruit and service to our customers. Our close to 52 week supply solution means that flavoursome berries can be enjoyed by consumers all year round.
Our berries are marketed under the Driscoll's® brand in Australia. This valued partnership with Driscoll's also plays a key role in our ongoing research and development.
- More than 400ha farmed around Australia
- 126 hectare operation in Morocco
- We produce approximately 50% of Australia's blueberries & 65% of Australia's raspberries
- Close to 52 week supply solution
- Long production season
- Longer shelf life
- Continuous R&D into breeding and varietal improvement
- Integrated pest management research program
Costa is a world leader in blueberry genetics, which are licensed through Driscoll's in many parts of the USA as well as through our African Blue Joint Venture in Morocco. It is gratifying to know that Costa's berries are enjoyed in these different parts of the world - Australian ingenuity going a long way.
Our close to 52 week per year supply goes to all corners of the country and into the major supermarket retail chains, independent grocers and wholesale markets. Our export window is September through December.
Raspberry and blackberry farming is evolving with an exciting future in the Australian and international fresh food market. We currently grow raspberries and blackberries at our Corindi New South Wales and Dunorlan and 9 Mile Tasmania sites. Expanding the growing season out of both of these sites is a key innovation focus.
In Australia our berry growing is focussed in the south-eastern regions of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania with growing sites in:
9 Mile (Sulphur Creek) and Dunorlan TAS
We are establishing a new Northern farming blueberry operation on the Atherton Tableland.
Joint venture farms are situated in the Rabat Region, North Western Morocco.
Through our partnership with Driscoll's we also market a range of berries from a number of valued third party growers in the following regions:
- NSW - Lismore and Woolgoolga
- QLD- Burpengary, Caboolture, Wamuran, Moodlu and Wamuran
- Tasmania- Western Creek, Hobart, Margate and Bridpot
- Victoria- Hoddles Creek and Silvan.
As a significant employer on the North Coast of NSW and Tasmania, Costa values its role in the community highly. We contribute to the local community via sponsorship of sporting and community groups.
Costa's berry category is at the forefront of both genetic and growing innovation. As we export to some of the toughest markets in the world, food safety is paramount. We are committed to sustainable production and growing.
We distribute berries to leading Australian retailers, wholesale markets and food producers. Costa exports berries to South East Asia, Middle East, Europe and the UK.
Joint Venture Partner
Costa is proud to partner with Driscoll's for berry growing, marketing and research and development.
Learn more here about Driscoll's.