A new type of plum that has been grown for added nutrition will soon make its way onto tables.
The Queensland Government and a private company will sell the Queen Garnet Plum and turn it into nutritional drinks.
The plum was developed at research stations on the Granite Belt and is high in anti-oxidants.
Dr Roger Stanley from the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation says the plum will be exported all year round.
“As a processed fruit you can process it at peak condition and sell the extract for 12 months of the year and indeed export the extract so that it can be sold into the marketplace and advertising to promote the health properties,” he said.