Zimbabwe Avocado

With global demand in avocados continuing to increase and demand in Europe outstripping supply, more and more Zimbabwean farmers are growing “global trades, golden fruit”. Brian Masona, Nursery Manager at Amorentia Zimbabwe said “Zimbabwe is known throughout Europe for their high-quality avocados. Demand in Europe is so great this year that avocados are being flown […]

Iceberg Roses – Winter Pruning

iceberg roses

Iceberg Roses should be shown off to be the beauty queens of the garden, which they are. And like in any beauty pageant, there are certain rules and a few tricks to growing spectacularly beautiful roses. Roses should be rigorously pruned back in the late winter – usually late July to August, once the frost […]

Camellia japonica – The Winter Rose


Camellia Japonica The Winter Rose After the Camellia sasanqua has flowered in autumn, the Camellia japonica takes centre stage in winter. When everything else in the garden is dull, the Japonica adds splashes of pink, red, white and mixed or variegated colours. For the remaining months of the year, these shapely, hardy evergreen shrubs, boast […]

The History of Beaumont in South Africa – Part 2

Len, Amorentia, Beaumont

PART 2 of the Beaumont History – In 1971 and again in 1975, Prof Dick Hamilton visited Len in South Africa to select which cultivars he would send to South Africa to test in trial blocks. This was an important exercise in determining suitable cultivars for various regions. Len and the Prof travelled to Malawi, […]

Beaumont Macadamia Cultivar

Macadamia Propagation, Amorentia

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