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Get a taste of SA’s old apple varieties

Tru-Cape’s Heritage Orchard is only open once a year and offers visitors an opportunity to get to know the old apple varieties...

Pome fruit: Promising harvest for 2021 despite later season

The pome fruit harvest is underway with positive expectations for 2021. Last year saw a much better winter with enough rain in...

What it takes to grow the best apples in the Ceres...

According to Robert Zulch and his son, Fourie, in order to be the best apple grower on their farm Wakkerstroom in Ceres’...

Witte Wijn apples grow in South African soil once again

While we don’t know for how many years the Witte Wijn apple, the first-ever apple variety picked in the Cape in 1662,...

Deciduous fruit industry recognises excellence

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has forced the South African deciduous fruit industry to present its annual awards digitally this year. “We decided...

Fruit industry jargon cheat sheet

Sometimes knowing the right lingo can make you sound like an industry insider. Just like if you are on a game drive...

Benchmark report 2020: Stone and pome fruit

The 2020 Confronting Climate Change (CCC) reports for South African stone and pome fruit are now available. The CCC...

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Apples help reduce free radicals, which cause oxidisation, making them nature’s own anti-rust solution. Red apples, especially, are very high in phytochemicals,...

Upswing in apple demand supports better domestic prices

This article was originally published on Fresh Plaza. Click here to read the original article. After a temporary slowdown in...

The history of apples in South Africa is explored in new...

In their new book, The Newcomers and their Friends, Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing apple and pear experts Buks Nel and Henk Griessel explore the more...