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February / March 2022

Finding Answers to pomegranate questions

SA Fruit Journal: February / March 2022

In SA, the commercial cultivation of pomegranates is still in its infancy, and best practices are still being developed. While learning about what works, researchers are also eliminating what doesn’t. By Ambrose Trout

Apples, pears, peaches, figs and prunes have been in commercial production in SA since 1918, when the country’s first census of agriculture was undertaken. In contrast, commercial pomegranate plantings only really started in the early 2000s when a few plants were brought in from Israel and planted in the Western Cape.

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