Dried grape scion and rootstock evaluation program (DG19000)
What's it all about?
This investment is facilitating the continued maintenance of existing dried grape scion and rootstock trials from the previous levy funded project Evaluation of dried and table grape varieties (MT15026). The project team will complete the assessment of this material and identify new scion varieties for release and commercialisation by the industry with Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) protection.
In MT15026 and now in DG19000, there is a focus on new, consistently high yielding, rain-tolerant varieties that produce a premium light-coloured, globally differentiated product to enhance value.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Dried Grape Fund