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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...

United States research kick-starts pear ripening

This article was originally published on www.goodfruit.com. Click here to read the original article. A genetic discovery in...

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...

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,...

SA deciduous fruit industry opens tissue culture facility

This article was originally published by Fruitnet. Click here to read the original article. South Africa’s table grape, raisin,...

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...

Solid pome fruit exports despite coronavirus

This year’s South African apple export season started amidst some uncertainty as to how the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will influence international...

An optimistic outlook for pome fruit growers

A normal pome fruit season is anticipated for the 2020 season. With good 2019 winter rain, many of the growers can prepare a good...

Undercover farming helps overcome climate change challenges

Climate change involves rising average temperatures and extreme weather events; as global weather patterns change, certain parts of South Africa have significantly warmed since...