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Independent cultivar evaluation gives growers peace of mind

Over the eight years between 2011 to 2019, more than 830 peach varieties were imported into South Africa, with apples not far behind at 782 new varieties (right: Provar evaluation of new peach varieties). The number of cultivars imported every year is astonishing, says Iwan Labuschagne, founder and managing director of Provar, South Africa’s only independent cultivar evaluator.