HORTGRO Science is the research engine of HORTGRO – the horticultural industry’s knowledge group. While HORTGRO co-ordinates several activities such as markets, production, as well as land reform, training and communication. At HORTGRO Science we endeavour to provide our stakeholders with the latest research and technology in the deciduous fruit industry.

Our goal is to ensure the sustainable use of land and resources, whilst also supporting the fruit grower in the competitive global environment.

HORTGRO Science was previously known as Fruitgro – a Section 21 (non-profit) company put in place by the Deciduous Fruit Producers’ Trust. At that time Fruitgro had been commissioned by the Producer Associations, via the DFPT, to manage the research process for the fresh deciduous fruit industry.

HORTGRO Science is the proud partner of the current and future generation of deciduous fruit growers in South Africa.