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December 2022 / January 2023

Grape quality FACTORS

SA Fruit Journal: December 2022 / January 2023

Cultivation practices, water deficits and storage are some of the factors that affect the quality of table grapes, from the vineyard to the shelf. By Jorisna Bonthuys

Efforts to enhance the postharvest quality of table grapes to unlock and secure SA's market share came under the spotlight during a series of information days hosted by the South African Society for Enology and Viticulture (SASEV).

These events, held in collaboration with the South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) and Raisins South Africa, were hosted from 15 to 19 August this year.

Presenters emphasised the importance of producers' ability to deliver quality grapes, given the highly competitive nature of the global fruit export market.

Producing quality grapes requires optimal farm management and the use of best practices to keep diseases that cause vine stress and affect yields, under control.

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