Hortgro Science Annual Report 2016/17

Do you want to know what research is taking place in the pome and stone fruit industry?  Get a birds-eye view of the different programmes and who is doing the research. If you want to delve deeper, read the abstracts of our 116 projects or see how the research process works or who sits on […]

VIDEOS: Principles of fruit production

Emerging fruit growers gained access to valuable knowledge on the principles of fruit production in the at the HORTGRO Science Technical Symposium 2016 which took place in June at Allee Bleue wine estate in Simondium.

The first day of the symposium was aimed at growers who were new to the deciduous fruit industry. This event […]


Plums are grown in South Africa mainly for the export market. Consequently, most plums are harvested with extended cold storage periods in mind. Plums are therefore harvested mature, but not ripe and are normally ripened en route to the overseas markets. Sugar levels in these fruit are normally adequate for the plums to develop […]

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