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Researchers aim to understand how the interaction of genetics and environment drives tree performance.

An eight-year Hortgro-funded project in collaboration with Stellenbosch University and independent cultivar-evaluation company Provar is untangling the factors driving adaptability and stability in pome and stone fruit. Provar initiated the project. The postgraduate students involved shared project updates at the 2023 Hortgro Science Research Showcase and a recent cultivar information day hosted by Provar. This article summarises key points from their presentations.