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Hortgro Concept Orchards Programme

The 2nd phase of the Orchard of the Future, i.e. the Hortgro Concept Orchards Programme, is about to commence. For more information on the programme, its five main focus areas and how to submit a potential orchard, please view the information document below or visit the Hortgro Concept Orchards page.


Stone Fruit Post-Harvest App

Hortgro’s easy to use stone fruit post-harvest app offers postharvest information, down to different fruit types and cultivars – all in one place. Learn about different internal disorders, decay types, causes, and remedies as well as different post-harvest fungicide protocols.

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Hortgro YouTube

Watch our SA Orchard Training Videos in English, Afrikaans, or Xhosa. Learn about general irrigation, pruning, soil preparation, fertilization, harvesting, and more.