June 2020

Transformation progress

June 26, 2020|SA Industry News|

Fruit South Africa and the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) have established the Fruit Industry Value Chain Round Table (FIVCRT) as a valuable platform that brings together government; parastatals; the fruit [...]

Development of citrus harvester

June 26, 2020|Global Industry News|

The Rural Mechanization and Technology group at the University of Cordoba is working on the design of citrus harvesters that allow harvesting to be mechanised in intensive plantations by using a system of lateral agitators. [...]

Lowdown on finger limes

June 19, 2020|Global Industry News|

The different growing locations of the finger lime crop influence the look of the fruit. “The colour of Citriburst Finger Limes varies—the skin tends to be a brownish-purple color, but it can also be a [...]

Mixed bag of grapefruit markets for SA

June 19, 2020|SA Industry News|

About three-quarters of South Africa’s grapefruit, both white and red, have been shipped. Fruit quality and packouts have been good. After an early crop that was almost “abnormally” skewed towards the larger calibres (with a peak [...]

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