"What gets measured gets improved."


Our Services

Fruit Evaluation

When it comes to harvest, Provar performs visual and sensory fruit evaluation and characterisation of fruit according to size distribution and total weight.

Tree Evaluation

We perform tree evaluation by monitoring tree characteristics at every stage, providing you with the full phenological sequence from budbreak to harvest, optimal harvest time and yield potential.

Storage Evaluation

Provar evaluates the storage potential and shelf-life of your cultivars. We also identify fruit disorders with great attention to detail.


Variety Data Management Software

Culteva serves evaluators in their pursuit to collect data and compare the phenotypic characteristics of plant material under evaluation. This easy to use tool lightens the load when performing evaluation tasks - making data collection paperless and effortless on a smartphone or handheld device. Powerful reports provide a visual insight to your evaluation data and can easily be shared with colleagues or clients. Standardized protocols on Culteva ensure accurate and comparable data between varieties, across evaluation sites and countries. Culteva features improve traceability of plant- and harvest-samples with unique identifiers associated with QR-Codes.

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Provar Tastings

Home of Provar Hosted Tastings

Provar hosts a bi-weekly tasting event at the Provar Laboratory in Paarl. During exhibitions, breeders, IP owners and licensees are able to showcase and promote their new and exciting fruit cultivars. Tasters can then rate these fruit selections based on a standard set of visual and sensory characteristics according to their spontaneous appreciation of the products. Evaluations occur in a structured and controlled manner ensuring standardized responses for objective comparison.

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Latest News

Provar Pamphlet

Provar Pamphlet

May 25, 2022 by Provar

Provar’s driving goal is to provide independent evaluation services to the deciduous fruit and related industries through the application of standardised evaluation protocols. Data collection is scientifically based, objective, credible and transparent in order to supply unbiased information and reports to our clients to minimise the risks for producers when planting new cultivars and rootstocks. Read More

Our Clients

For the development of the Agro Selections Fruits varieties in South Africa it is important to have an independent evaluation as it is carried out in the interest of the SA growers in order to help them to know better the ASF varieties and so to choose the best ones. The evaluation is a key tool in order to get available the information about the varieties to promote in SA. This mission was done with success by Provar recognized for the quality of its work and impartiality and will be the right partner to continue such mission.

Aurélie Nunez

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