Commercialisation of mume in Australia

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  • Published: 29 Apr 2015

  • Author(s): Bignell, G, Dahler, J, Giles, J, Topp, B, Russell, D, Noller, J

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Mume is a new crop for Australia but it is one that has a long-standing and commercially important place in Japan and some other Asian countries. This project has introduced growers to the crop through observational and semi-commercial trials based on properties in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. It builds on previous RIRDC market research that identified the umeshu beverage made from mume as a product with potential to be commercialised in Australia.

Information from the grower trials and from the randomised and replicated cultivar trials at Research Stations in Queensland are used in this report to make recommendations on agronomic practices, cultivars and locations best suited to mume production. This will benefit growers seeking to enter the mume industry.