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It makes sense that the folk that market more South African apples and pears than any other will also have the best apple and pear gear for your kitchen. Here you will find everything from our books to our popular table-top apple peeler.
Apples in the Early Days at the Cape
Written by New Variety Specialist, Buks Nel and Tru-Cape Quality Assurance Manager, Henk Griessel, Apples in the Early Days at The Cape, tracks the history of mostly forgotten apple varieties. One of the challenges that the authors experienced was the scarcity of readily available information about historic plantings. The previous Tru-Cape Managing Director, Charles Hughes, explained that when they discovered how few records of apple varieties that have been planted in the Cape existed, they became aware of the overwhelming responsibility to preserve the knowledge we still have and to ensure that when future generations look back to this century, they will have excellent records of the fruit we enjoyed. The research took two years to compile and provided the authors the opportunity to interview older growers who remembered varieties that are no longer propagated. Enjoy the journey the authors took to find out about forgotten varietals, and their discoveries in Jan van Riebeeck’s diary, as well as documents from the Dutch East India Company, which still maintains an office in Holland.