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News from our production regions

Langkloof Representative: Neil-Pierre Strydom The Langkloof had an above-average harvest this year. For the first time in years, all farmers had enough water in their dams to see the season through. On the Western side of the Kloof, rain decreased…

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Free State Apples 101

Although Hein Punt was born in and did cut his teeth on apples in the Western Cape, he is today well-rooted in the Eastern Free State at Maluti Fruit near Bethlehem. He talked to Gerrit Rautenbach about the differences and…

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The future of Free State’s apples

On 13 April 2021, Doug Osler was crowned the Free State Agriculture’s Young Farmer of the Year. A magnificent achievement, but it is something that comes from way back. Gerrit Rautenbach went to look at the past that determined his…

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