Darwin fruit Farms (DFF) located in Humpty Doo, Northern Territory. Formerly a joint venture with Pinata Farms, this acquisition will allow Premier to regain our focus on growing bananas in TR4 Panama effected soil and continue to supply NT and National customers with consistent commercial quantities of bananas all year round.
Spanning a huge 369-hectares, DFF is fruitful year-round, growing the below products.
Premier are invested in finding a solution for Panama TR4 – a fungus wilt disease affecting Cavendish banana plants by restricting their ability to absorb nutrients.
In 2011, Premier partnered with the Queensland University of Technology on a TR4 resistance research program. Now in its second wave, the research continues to develop techniques that aim to build TR4 resistance in Cavendish banana plants.
Darwin provides a warm and coastal climate, making it the perfect place for tropical produce to flourish.