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Hortgro 1662 Industry Award goes to Buks Nel and Henk Griessel

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp The formidable duo, Buks Nel and Henk Griessel, are this year’s recipients of the coveted Hortgro 1662 Industry Award for their invaluable contribution to the South African deciduous fruit industry. The 1662 Industry Award was initiated by…

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From fairytales to great works of art, the perfect red apple is a placeholder for a wide range of human emotions. With its recent improvements, the Fuji variety is set to continue its rise. Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest exporter…

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The quest for the origins of the apple tree

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp In a career that spanned more than five decades, horticulturist Buks Nel, wondered about many things in life…and more specifically about apple trees. He has solved many plant riddles, made new discoveries (including his now-famous Bigbucks apple…

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Persverklaring: 4 Februarie 2020 SAGTEVRUGTE GAAN WOORDFEES TOE! As jy gedink het Eva het vir Adam met ‘n appel verlei, of dat Granny Smith jou oumagrootjie se kleinniggie is, wag daar ‘n groot verrassing op jou. Die Suid-Afrikaanse sagtevrugtebedryf is…

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Company’s Garden reclaims a piece of its history The return of the first apple tree planted in the iconic Company’s Garden in the late 1650s is a remarkable story, made possible through a partnership between Tru-Cape, Hortgro and the Cape…

Hortgro Gala Group 2018

Deciduous Fruit Gala Evening Awards 2018

DECIDUOUS FRUIT INDUSTRY CELEBRATES COMMITMENT AND PERSEVERANCE DESPITE DIFFICULT SEASON   List of award winners ·         General Agricultural Worker: Sivuyile Panya ·         Specialist Agricultural Worker: Willem Booise ·         Advanced Agricultural Worker: Elvis Pieters ·         Novice: Vergelegen Boerdery ·         Innovation award:…

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