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October / November 2022

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SA Fruit Journal: October / November 2022

Success is defined as 85% Pink Lady apples packed for export. By Anna Mouton

The orchard – Lady in Red on G.778 – was established in 2020 with strong feathered trees. Horticulturist Piet Nieuwoudt recalls debating whether or not to keep the 20 – 24 cm long shoots – the promise of early production won, and the trees yielded 26 tonnes/ha in the second leaf.

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