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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…

Covid

UNCHARTED WATERS

By Jacques du Preez A Trade & Markets update - 20 April 2020 With the outbreak of the Coronavirus in November 2019 in China, we as the South African deciduous fruit industry, find ourselves in uncharted waters. What seemed to be…

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COVID-19 AND THE DECIDUOUS FRUIT INDUSTRY

April 2022 President lifts national state of disaster As you are aware, President Cyril Ramaphosa has lifted South Africa’s national state of disaster more than two years after it was first declared in response to the COVID-19pandemic. Full details of…

Crates With Picked Pears In The Orchard

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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