Nursery Services


Bud wood Park, Rootstocks, Customized Tree Orders

This service includes serve as a bud wood “factory” for contracted nurseries. Trees are provided for specific customized orders. Industry rootstock and evaluation trees are propagated at Tygerhoek premises for further testing in trails.

Our nursery is situated near Riviersonderend, approximate 180 kilometers from Cape Town and operates on 3 different premises.

Almond Trees produced at SAPO's Riviersondend Nursery


Following a recent demand by South African producers, SAPO Trust nursery at Tygerhoek farm in Riviersonderend embarked on producing Almond trees in recent times. The almond producer should take their environment and climatic conditions in consideration and know the different cultivars when they plan to plant. Almonds are susceptible to disease and planting them can pose technical challenges. Certain cultivars that are more susceptible to bacterial spot than others. The same with bacterial cankers that is associated with wet weather in bloom. Diseases such as Alternaria, Anthracnose and bacterial spot can be found on this product, therefore the climatic conditions are playing a key part in managing the prevalence of these diseases.

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Scope of Services

We are responsible for the multiplication and production of certified phase three, contracted trees, trees for foundation and mother blocks and rootstocks to the fruit industry. Each year we have approximately 2 000 graft combinations of cultivars on different rootstocks that we propagate mainly for pome- and stone fruit trees.

Selection of best quality plant material according to specifications: The multiplication and production of the trees is according to the rules and regulations of the South African Plant improvement Act and Plant Certification scheme.

Our Product Range



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Rootstock Varieties



  • Atlas
  • Flordaguard
  • Guardian (BY520)
  • GF677
  • SAPO778
  • Viking
  • Marianna
  • Maridon
  • Bogdany
  • GiSelA┬«6
  • GiSelA┬«12
  • Mahaleb
  • Victor┬«


  • Geneva┬« 202
  • Geneva┬« 222
  • Geneva┬« 228
  • Geneva┬« 778
  • M7
  • M9
  • M793
  • MM109
  • BP 1
  • BP 3
  • OHXFD 40
  • OHXFD 97
  • Quince A
  • Quince C51

How to Handle Complaints in Respect of Plant Material


Complaints regarding nursery trees/vines supplied to a producer by a nursery must be addressed to the nurseryman within 5 (five) working days after the nursery trees/vines were received or the issue became known. The complaint must be followed up and if possible, resolved, within 14 days by the nursery concerned.

Should a complaint not be resolved satisfactorily within 14 days, the complainant must submit a written complaint to the Chairman of the Deciduous Fruit Plant Improvement Association (DPA) or Vine Improvement Association (VIA)

Extracted from DPA/VIA Complaints Procedures. Procedures as well as forms to submit a complaint can be found on PlantSA website: