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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

Marketing activity

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

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Passionfruit Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Passionfruit SIP at a glance

Passionfruit SIP

The Passionfruit Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the passionfruit industry over the next five years. It lays the foundation for decision-making in levy investments and represents the balanced interests of the industry. The very important function of the SIP is to ensure levy investment decisions align with industry priorities.

The SIP was developed through a process of consultation, drafting, validation, stakeholder feedback as well as final approval by Hort Innovation’s Board. The process involved consultation meetings (detailed below) and online validation, giving passionfruit growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's passionfruit Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or by

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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