Commercial potential of red bayberry in Australia

The University of Queensland

  • Project code: PRJ-000527

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, July 1, 2005

  • Project completion date: Monday, May 31, 2010

  • National Priority: NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews


1. Summary: Import red bayberry trees, propagate and investigate a potential new industry
2. Outcome: Establish a new industry for rural Australia
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New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

Evaluate Australian consumer acceptance of red bayberry create a business plan for commercialisation of red bay berry in Australia import the most popular elite cultivar from china and establish trial plantings at locations from north Queensland andVictoria.