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Cape Town port: Improvements, but long road ahead…

New management, more transparency, better cooperation, and ongoing improvements have helped to turn around the backlog at the Cape Town port (CTP) for fruit exports. It is, however, still a long road ahead to get port productivity on par with the…

Ripe Apricots On A Tree In Orchard

Apricots: an untapped fruit on the market

By Kara van der Berg Apricots have been eaten since ancient times. The Romans called it Praecocum – the precious one. The tiny stone fruits are packed with protein, fibre, and minerals and have been found to be effective in…

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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 are able to prepare a good crop. In general, colour development and pack-outs look promising at this stage. Only on…

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SAINSBURY’S SA RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Sainsbury’s named ‘South African Stone Fruit Retailer of the Year’ Sainsbury’s were presented with the Stone Fruit Retailer of the Year award after a strong 2018/19 season and continued support for the South African category. South African growers’ association Hortgro presents…

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