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


New, ongoing and recently completed projects

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects for the pesimmon industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

Australian sweet persimmon industry development project – phase 4

Project Code: PR13007

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 2

Established in 2014 and due for completion during 2017, this project is fourth in a line of projects with a focus on developing new technologies and management strategies for the industry.


It has major objectives of investigating pre- and post-harvest management of mealybug and clearwing moth, clonal rootstock propagation, identifying lead and fruit diseases, and finalising post-harvest management protocols.

Persimmon industry extension and communication program
Persimmon industry minor use program

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the persimmon page of Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

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Persimmon Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Persimmon SIP at a glance

Persimmon SIP

The Persimmon Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the persimmon 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 persimmon growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

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

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Persimmon Brisbane, QLD August 1, 2016
Persimmon Sydney, NSW March 3, 2017

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the persimmon 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

Read articles on the persimmon industry


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Astrid Hughes
Relationship Manager

T 07 3198 6751
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Astrid Hughes
Marketing Manager

T 07 3198 6751
Send an email

Industry representative body: Persimmon Australia Inc.

36 Harvey Street
Mt Lofty, QLD 4350
T 07 4637 9925
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