Australian almond variety evaluation program (AL22009)
What's it all about?
This investment runs a targeted breeding program to develop new almond varieties with improved production characteristics, while progressing the evaluation of varieties from earlier iterations of the program and from overseas breeding programs.
The aim is to provide industry access to new varieties that are high-yielding, with self-fertility, improved disease tolerance, closed shells and desirable visual and eating qualities.
This program builds on earlier investments Australian almond variety evaluation and commercialisation program (AL12015) and National almond breeding and evaluation program (AL17005).
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Almond Fund