Fruit - general

SOURCE: National Research Directory
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Hart
KEYWORDS: AGRICULTURE, FARMERS, FOOD SECURITY, FRUIT
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6099

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Abstract

Deciduous fruit is grown mainly in the Western Cape, as well as in the Langkloof Valley in the Eastern Cape. Significant table and dried grapes production areas are also along the Orange River and in the Free State, Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Citrus is mainly produced in the irrigation areas of the Limpopo, Mpumalanga, the Eastern and Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Subtropical crops such as avocados, mangoes, bananas, litchis, guavas, pawpaws, and granadillas are produced mainly in Mpumalanga and Limpopo, as well as in the subtropical coastal areas of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. Pineapples are grown in the Eastern Cape and northern KwaZulu-Natal.