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  • Burger, G. E.   Griessel, H. M.   Huysamer, M. (International Society for Horticultural Science -- ISHS, 2005-04)
    Friction discolouration (FD) is causing the South African pear industry multi-million rand losses due to blemished fruit being rejected for the export market and being sold locally. The occurrence of FD was studied over ...
  • Mare, L.   Truter, A. B.   Kemp, A. T.   Dodd, M. C.   Holcroft, D. M.   Huysamer, M. (International Society for Horticultural Science -- ISHS, 2005-06)
    South Africa is an important supplier of stone fruit to the northern hemisphere in the months of November to March. The voyage by sea to the main markets in the UK and Continental Europe necessitates production of cultivars ...
  • Crouch, E. M.   Holcroft, D. M.   Huysamer, M. (International Society for Horticultural Science -- ISHS, 2005-04)
    ‘Forelle’ (Pyrus communis), a late season blushed pear cultivar grown in South Africa, requires a minimum of 12-weeks cold storage (-0.5 °C) to ripen evenly. Mealiness, a dry texture disorder, may develop at this time. ...
  • Cronje, P. J. R.   Crouch, E. M.   Huysamer, M. (Acta Horticulturae, 2005-06)
    Abscission is an active developmental process occurring at the abscission zone of the fruit peduncle. The target cells in the abscission zone, which are involved in the process of separation, are located in the separation ...
  • Ferrandi, C. H.   Van Der Merwe, P. W.   Huysamer, M. (Acta Horticulturae, 2005-04)
    In the context of global production, Africa as a continent is a very small producer of Pyrus communis pears, with roughly 3% of global hectares and production. South Africa produces 56% of Africa’s total crop, followed by ...
  • Punt, H.   Huysamer, M. (International Society for Horticultural Science -- ISHS, 2005-07)
    The South African plum industry is an important supplier of fresh fruit to the northern hemisphere from December to April. Extensive use is made of a dual- temperature shipping regime, which is a form of intermittent ...