Proponent sought to commercialise new passionfruit varieties

A number of new passionfruit varieties could soon be tantalising Territory tastebuds.

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) has developed several promising new varieties of passionfruit and government is now calling for proposals from businesses with the skills and experience to bring the new lines to market and grow the Territory’s passionfruit industry.

The new varieties are well-adapted to Top End and Katherine conditions, and produce a high-quality fruit that looks and tastes delicious.

They also fruit during October and November, when other passionfruit producing areas aren’t supplying the Australian market, creating a high price market window in the domestic market.

The successful proponent will be given access to the genetic material for the commercial production of plants and fruit.

Proposals must be submitted by 28 January 2018.

For more information visit the Commercialisation of tropical passionfruit page on the DPIR website.