TopFruit offers a comprehensive service from the importation of plant material to the marketing of commercialised fruit brands.
- Plant material management
a) In compliance with the Plant Improvement Act, 1976 (Act No. 53 of 1976), applications:
- authorization to import unlisted varieties for evaluation
- sell and establish locally developed unlisted varieties for evaluation purposes
- import permits
- Facilitate and oversee the importation and quarantine of plant material
b) In compliance with the Deciduous Fruit Plant Certification Scheme [www.plantsa.co.za], promulgated under the Plant Improvement Act (Act 53 of 1976);
- multiplication of plant material in a Foundation Nursery upon release from quarantine
- application for candidate clones
- establish and maintain trees and vines in a Nucleus Facility and evaluation test sites
- evaluation of trees and vines (horticultural as well as harvest and storage of fruit)
- establish and maintain Foundation and Mother Blocks for multiplication of trees after
- application to certify listed varieties
- Verify tree sales and block information.
- Breeder relations – Variety listing, plant breeder rights and trademark applications in relevant Southern African countries, annual breeder reports on a variety’s performance in Southern Africa, business plans, export shipment declaration reports, royalty management and payments.
- Grower company management – the setting up of Grower companies, contracts, and agreements as well as contracts for breeders, growers and marketers.
- Licensing – propagation and non-propagation agreements.
- Quality control – all fruit quality standard monitoring and management in Southern Africa
- Royalty management – From grower invoices to payments of breeders.
- Marketing and merchandising – development of annual marketing and merchandising programs, growing the market share of fruit varieties in retail environments within Southern Africa.