International Pear Symposium will take place from 22-26 January 2023 in Stellenbosch

23 June 2022. The XIV International Pear Symposium will offer a great opportunity to exchange the latest research and technology on pear. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

18 June 2022. GLOBAL OVERVIEW PEACHES, NECTARINES PARAGUAYOS. Read more…


Market access boost for SA deciduous fruit industry

31 May 2022. A new phytosanitary facility dedicated to deciduous fruit will help improve access to new markets and maintain current ones for the industry.  Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

13 May 2022. GLOBAL OVERVIEW STRAWBERRIES. Read more…


South African plant improvement body plays the long game amid challenges

11 May 2022. The SAPO Trust organisation was set up in 1974 with the aim of enhancing plant improvement within the deciduous fruit industry (the pome and stone fruit), the table grape industry, the raisin industry, and the canning industry. Read more…


South African pears: quality & demand was there, but let down by logistics

3 May 2022. The South African pear harvest has run its course and in the orchards, teams are pruning for increased light penetration and applying postharvest fertilisers, an operation that has become very expensive as a result of skyrocketing fertiliser and fuel costs. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

23 March 2022. South African 2022 pome fruit export estimates up 6% compared to 2021. Read more…


Hortgro News

14 March 2022. South African pome fruit export estimates up 6% compared to 2021. Read more…


South African grape exports up by 3m cartons on last year

11 March 2022. Read more…


South African trade to Russia: “Everything depends on today”

28 February 2022. Read more…