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  • Louw, Esme Denise (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Plums with good taste, aroma and eating quality lead to repeat purchases and sustained demand. Taste includes non-volatile compounds, e.g. sugars and acids, and has been well researched to meet the consumers’ ...
  • Joubert, Jorika (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
    Production of quality fruit is the main aim in horticultural crops. Numerous research reports stress the important role of calcium (Ca) in maintaining firmness and preventing the development of physiological disorders ...
  • Carmichael, Patricia Cassie (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Climatic differences between production areas or seasons directly affect the rate of fruit maturation and the eating quality following storage and ripening. South African ‘Forelle’ pears are harvested ...
  • Roberts, Stephanie Catherine (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: For many apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) and pear (Pyrus communis L.) cultivars, attractive colour is essential to their profitability on export markets. This study focuses on problems related to poor ...
  • Ferreira, Anton (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
    The occurrence of both pre- and postharvest leaf blackening in certain Protea species and cultivars is a problem that severely limits their marketability, vase life and transport options. This research focuses on : (I) The ...
  • Fouche, Jacques Roux (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Experiments were conducted to increase the percentage class one ‘Granny Smith’ and ‘Cripps’ Pink’ apples. ‘Granny Smith’ is the most widely grown apple cultivar in South Africa, but its profitability is ...
  • Kapp, Cornelius Johannes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
    Commercial production of sweet cherries has recently increased in South Africa, with more than 400 ha planted by 2006. Cherry, a high chilling fruit variety, is however not suited for the mild winter climate of South Africa. ...
  • Matlhoahela, Patience Tshegohatso (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
    Protea, Leucadendron and Leucospermum belong to the Proteaceae family. These three genera form an important part of the floriculture industry in South Africa and are commonly used as fresh cut flowers or dried flowers ...
  • Kangueehi, Grace Nandesora (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
    ‘Brookfield Gala’ apple trees were planted out in July 2003 in a Dundee soil form, consisting of well-aerated sandy loam soil. During the first 12 months trees received young tree solutions high in nitrogen. The nutrient ...
  • Valentyn, Aatika (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
    More and more markets develop around the world for South African grapes and it becomes a challenge to store grapes for longer and reach the market with superior quality. The most destructive decay fungus, Botrytis cinerea ...
  • Laubscher, Nicolaas Johannes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
    Fruit quality, and especially eating quality, of nectarines has become very important to markets and consumers in recent years. Pre- and post harvest factors that influence the eating quality of nectarines were studied to ...
  • Le Roux, Smit (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    Rind colour is one of the main cosmetic preferences consumers use when purchasing citrus (Citrus spp.) fruit. To enhance the cosmetic quality of citrus fruit, attempts were made to stimulate preharvest chlorophyll ...
  • Gerber, Hein Jaco (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Commercial fig production with popular European cultivars, Bourjasotte Noire, Col de Damme Noire and Noire de Caromb, is new to the Western Cape. Little research on fig production has been conducted in ...