We developed an exciting technology called high pressure processing to help to lock-in flavour.
It called for a fresh drink to celebrate, so we partnered with Preshafood to bring you the fruits of our labour.
Our horticulture research
Alternate winegrape varieties
We've developed a number of new grape varieties better suited to Australian growing conditions, with good productivity and desired wine aroma and flavour characteristics. CSIRO welcomes enquiries about any of the varieties.
Australian lime varieties
CSIRO has been developing Australian desert lime varieties since the 1980s. All are commercialised as ornamental citrus or as niche fruits for food and beverage uses.
Converting food waste
Food currently lost or wasted throughout the production and consumption cycle can be converted into nutritious and tasty foods.
If we can better understand plant resistance to pathogens like fungi and oomycetes, we can successfully introduce genes for resistance into crops like grapevines, which will increase productivity and quality, and simultaneously decrease our dependence on chemicals for disease control.
Mapping horticultural food loss
We undertook Australia's largest study of food loss across the horticultural value chain to quantify the amount of human-grade edible food lost throughout the production value chain.
Supply of fresh fruit to meet increasing demand is currently limited by seasonality, and large land areas are required. New varieties grown in urban agriculture and intensive protected cropping systems can overcome these limitations.
A company that started its life at CSIRO now has their world-first, award-winning juices available in supermarkets nationally and is on a growth curve through its exports to Asia.