New generation pineapple breeding project

Summary

Major improvements in consistency of product quality, continuity of supply and efficiency of production are necessary to remain competitive with imported product and other consumer items. The development of new varieties has the potential to satisfy all these requirements and is essential for the continued growth of the fresh pineapple industry.

This new breeding program utilises DEEDI varieties and imported Hawaiian varieties as parents to produce high yielding, high quality varieties suitable for the peak summer season. By conducting the program in partnership with the largest pineapple producer in Australia, Pinata Marketing Pty Ltd, newly developed varieties will be fast-tracked into production.

Details

Full title

New generation pineapple breeding project

StatusCurrent
Dates

Start date: November 2010
End date: December 2013

Project leader

Garth Sanewski, (07) 5453 5800
garth.sanewski@deedi.qld.gov.au

Aims
  • Develop new varieties of pineapple for the fresh fruit market that are high yielding, consistently high quality and meet the market requirements for taste and presentation.
Benefits

Despite an increase in the consumption of fresh pineapple, profitability has declined slightly as costs of production have risen. Major improvements in the consistency of product quality, continuity of supply and efficiency of production are all necessary for the industry to remain competitive with imported product and other consumer items. The development of new varieties has the potential to satisfy all these requirements and is essential for the continued growth of the fresh pineapple industry.

Methodology

The breeding program utilises DEEDI varieties and imported Hawaiian varieties as parents to produce high yielding, high quality varieties.

Funding

DEEDI, Horticulture Australia Limited, Pinata Marketing Pty Ltd

Contact details

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