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February / March 2022

The quest for greener Grannies

SA Fruit Journal: February / March 2022

Consumers want uniformly dark green Granny Smith apples without blemishes. What light environment in the canopy will produce this result? By Anna Mouton

Granny Smith is among the top three apple cultivars planted in SA, accounting for 13% of the total area under apple cultivation in 2020. However, the number of hectares of Grannies has been shrinking, and was down to 3 378 ha in 2020, compared to 4 186 ha in 2015.

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