South Australia’s Stone Fruit Industries

Role of the SA Department of Agriculture, PIRSA and SARDI in their development.

Background

South Australia’s stone fruit industry is traditionally made up of the apricot, peach, nectarine, cherry and plum/prune sectors.

Over the past century, the South Australian Department of Agriculture, PIRSA and SARDI have invested heavily in and played a significant role in developing South Australia’s stone fruit industries.  This article details the major programs delivered and their impact on development of South Australia’s stone fruit industries in the following sections: