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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink


New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Recently completed R&D projects

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects for the passionfruit industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 1.

National passionfruit breeding program

Project Code: PF15000

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

This three-year project with Southern Cross University is focused on the development and evaluation of new passionfruit varieties to ensure the sustainability of the industry.


It is working towards the release of new commercial varieties, and will also establish an industry seedbank to conserve and enhance current passionfruit genetic material in Australia.


Following discussions with the passionfruit SIAP and project steering committee, there has been a recent variation in the project so that it now also involves rootstock identification and selection.

Communication program for the passionfruit industry

Current marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the passionfruit page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.

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Final Report order form


Strategic Investment Planning process for the passionfruit industry is almost complete



If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form. You have until Friday, March 24, 2017 to get your comments in.

If you would rather speak to a real person, you can ring Astrid Hughes, Relationship Manager at Hort Innovation on 0405 306 334.

Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas so far. If you haven't had a chance to get involved yet, then now's the time!

Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision-making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.

See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the passionfruit SIP.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Passionfruit Brisbane, QLD June 26, 2016
Passionfruit Bundaberg, QLD September 23, 2016
Passionfruit Brisbane, QLD March 15, 2017

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the passionfruit industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Astrid Hughes
Relationship Manager

T 07 3198 6751
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Monique Emmi
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2341
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Industry representative body: Passionfruit Australia Inc

21 Turramurra Road
Tarragindi, QLD 4121
T 0439 596 174
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