Providing new data and information that can be used by growers of the future to begin production in different regions, all across Australia.
Horticultural information has been provided for 89 species and included in the Indigenous Food Database. More than 50% of them have shown exceptionally useful information, with a horticultural ranking of six and above. What’s more, horticultural production trials generated some additional info on propagation methods for some of the focal species.
The project has provided detailed distribution maps for 99 species included in the database, all based on Bioclimatic Envelope Analysis which provides indications of where those species could be grown across Australia.
The information can be used by future growers and producers to evaluate the most suitable species for production in different regions of Australia. Two new crosses of Geraldton wax have been generated via embryo rescue and four plants have been produced from these crosses. Two plants have also been identified as exhibiting interesting flavours and could be used for rights registration and breeding.
The future is bright.