Grafting – nature’s magical fusion process

Grafting – nature’s magical fusion process

During the cold winter months, deciduous fruit growers and nurseries are focused on propagation and renewal. During the period of winter dormancy, the fruit tree and grape vine nurseries prepare the new trees and vines for growers, ensure that each of these is...
South African bred Cheeky® pears

South African bred Cheeky® pears

Cheeky® is a South African bred pear variety which is proving to be very popular with both growers and consumers market and productions of this variety are rapidly on the increase. This variety was bred by the South African Agricultural research Council...
Guavas in South Africa

Guavas in South Africa

Guavas are simply delicious, whether they are fresh, canned, dried, or used for guava juice and fruit blends. They also have a distinctive musky fragrance. But have you ever wondered about origin, history and farming practices of guavas? Guavas (Psidium guajava) are...
SA pears to enter Chinese markets for the first time

SA pears to enter Chinese markets for the first time

In a recent press release, Hortgro, the South African pomefruit and stonefruit industry body announced that South African pear producers will soon be exporting their first shipments of pears to the Chinese market. This is excellent news as Hortgro considers the...

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