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    • An advanced evaluation of prohexadione-calcium on apple, pear, plum and nectarine trees 

      Meintjes, Jacobus Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The control of excessive vegetative growth is important in deciduous fruit orchards. Currently the plant growth regulator prohexadione-calcium (p-Ca) is used to control apple shoot growth in the Untited ...

    • Advancing full production and increasing yield in young 'Triumph' persimmon orchards 

      Scheepers, Stephanus Jacobus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Persimmon production is new to South Africa with about 700 ha planted to the dioecious, parthenocarpic Triumph cultivar since 1998. Little local expertise is available to assist growers in achieving high ...

    • Advancing harvest maturity and improving storability of ‘Triumph' persimmons 

      Bill, Malick (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: ‘Triumph’ persimmon production in South Africa is export driven and the profitability of the industry is largely dependent on consumer demand and supermarket shelf space in the European market. In order ...

    • Anthocyanins in selected Proteaceae 

      Schmeisser, Michael (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Trials were conducted to follow colour development during the growth season of the commercial Leucadendron cultivar 'Siivan' Red', as well as the Protea cultivars 'Ivy', 'Carnival' and 'Sylvia'. HPLC ...

    • Apple tree and fruit responses to shade netting 

      Smit, Armand (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      The production of high quality fruit that meet international standards is of vital importance to the South African fruit industry. Detrimental climatic conditions are forcing producers to examine alternate production ...

    • Aroma profiles and non-destructive determination of quality parameters of Japanese plums (Prunus salicina Lindl.) 

      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’ ...

    • Aspects of fruit size and quality in citrus 

      Mzini, Loyiso L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Fruit size can be a problem in 'Clementine' mandarin and 'Valencia' orange in the Western Cape region of South Africa. Small fruit is not only unacceptable to the consumer but is also more difficult and ...

    • Bestuiwing- en bevrugtingstudies by verskillende druifvarieteite 

      Kriel, A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1963-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: no abstract available

    • Carbohydrates and leaf blackening of Protea cut flowers 

      Meyer, Celeste (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Protea cut flowers are exported worldwide but the vase life of some species and cultivars is considerably shortened by post-harvest leaf blackening. Research has established carbohydrate depletion to ...

    • Cell wall compositional differences between mealy and non-mealy ‘Forelle’ pear (Pyrus communis L.) 

      Crouch, Elke Monika (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Mealiness, a soft, dry textural disorder of ‘Forelle’ pear (Pyrus communis L.), is a problem for the South African fruit export industry. Soft, dry textural disorders seem to be related to changes in ...

    • Chemical thinning of European pear cultivars (Pyrus communis L.) 

      Chabikwa, Tinashe Gabriel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
      Chemical thinning of fruit trees has become a central management practice for ensuring high fruit quality at harvest and return bloom the following season. Three trials were conducted in the 2004/5, 2006/7 and 2007/8 ...

    • Cold storage of Leucospermum cutflowers and Leucadendron greens 

      Graham, Shelly (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Quality of certain Leucospermum and Leucadendron cultivars after approximately 21 days shipping has been reported to be substandard due to ‘drying out’ of leaves and, in the case of Leucadendrons, ...

    • Colour dynamics in Leucadendron 

      Schmeisser, Michael (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The bright colouration of involucral leaves in Leucadendron is unfortunately transient in nature. Undesirable colour changes render this cut flower unmarketable, resulting in a considerable loss of profit. ...

    • Colour improvement of bi-coloured pears 

      Reynolds, Johan Schalk (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Poor colour development in bi-coloured pears is a big concern for the South African deciduous fruit industry, resulting in low Class 1 packouts with huge financial implications. The objective of this ...

    • Comparative analysis of four early white, seedless table grape cultivars in the Orange River area 

      Burger, Henning (Henning Jacobus),1978- (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The table grape industry is a major contributor to the South African economy, directly through foreign earnings from this predominantly export-based industry, as well as indirectly through the employment ...

    • Comparative financial efficiency of training systems and rootstocks for 'Alpine' nectarines (Prunus persica var. nectarine) 

      Maree, Waldo J. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      Most nectarine orchards in South Africa are currently planted at a distance of 4 x 1.5 m (2 500 trees/ha). These trees are mainly sylleptically trained to a central leader, although many producers also use the proleptic ...

    • Consumer reference (of red-fleshed apples) an quantification of quality related traits, particularly skin and flesh colour, in apple breeding families 

      Thovhogi, Fhatuwani (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In order to develop a novel pink- or red-fleshed apple for the fresh consumer market,the red-fleshed genotype, ‘KAZ 91’ (Malus niedzwetzkyana Dieck.), was crossed with ‘Meran’ (M. domestica Borkh) at the ...

    • Cooling and shipping studies on table grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) 

      Ngcobo, Mduduzi E. K. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Fruit quality is the most important factor that determines prices for the fruit in the international markets. Although different consumers perceive quality differently there are quality variables that ...

    • Creasing studies in citrus 

      Phiri, Zanele Penelope (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Creasing, also known as albedo breakdown, is a preharvest disorder that affects the albedo of citrus fruit causing creases on the surface of the fruit. It is a recurrent problem in Navel and Valencia ...

    • Cross pollination biology of apples, with special reference to 'African Red' 

      Halgryn, Petrus J. (Petrus Johannes) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Ineffective pollination of the main cultivar with the pollinator cultivar is due to either an incompatibility problem between the main and pollinator cultivar, or because the flowering times of the ...