The Western Cape town of Ceres has long been an apple and pear growing capital but, in the last decade, it has become the largest centre of cherry production with more than 274 hectares (ha) planted according to Hortgro’s 2020
We are thrilled to be able to share this back story about Tru-Cape’s champion cycling brothers, Hannes and Sakkie Hanekom, who are also top apple and pear growers in the Witzenberg Valley. Read the Tread Media article here.
Singer and songwriter Gideon Hanekom is better known by his stage name, Gian Groen. For the last decades he has had the scent of apples and pears in his consciousness living, as he does, on a fruit farm in Grabouw,
Registered Dietician, Amy Gorin, M.S., writes on Food Network’s Healthy Eats that apples and pears are in the top five things we should eat. In her article, she quotes another Registered Dietician who says that apples are “The ultimate ‘fast food,’