QLD researchers develop coconut flavoured pineapple

A coconut flavoured pineapple is now in its final stages of production, after more than a decade's worth of work at The Department of Agriculture's research station.

Senior horticulturalist Garth Senewski told ABC the AusFestival pineapple is currently being multiplied by the department's commercial development partner.

Senewski says the new variety is expected to be very popular amongst consumers.

"Taste tests tell us that AusFestival is a winner – it has this lovely coconut flavour, which you won't find in any other pineapple in Australia," he said.

"It's sweet, low acid, very juicy."

The AusFestival will not be commercially available for another two years.

 

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