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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of fruit cultivars 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14356  Demonstrate an understanding of fruit cultivars 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of different fruit cultivars and the influence of the geographical region, climates, soils and site on the growth of deciduous fruits.


A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different deciduous fruit cultivars.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the climatic requirements for growing deciduous fruit.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of site selection for deciduous fruit production on a farm. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    None 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the different deciduous fruit cultivars 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 The kinds of deciduous fruit are identified according to local and important deciduous fruit cultivars. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deciduous fruit cultivars may refer to as peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, pears and apples.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Possible uses of deciduous fruit cultivars are identified according to application purposes 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Possible uses may refer to desserts, canning, drying, jam, juice, and baby foods
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The characteristics of various deciduous fruit cultivars are identified in relation to physical and handling characteristics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The characteristics of various cultivars may include but is not limited to the differences between e.g. yellow cling and dessert loose pip peaches and stone and pome fruit kinds
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The major fruit defects are identified according to internal and external physical features 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defects may refer to split pip in peaches, internal breakdown in plums and bitterpit in apples
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the climatic requirements for growing deciduous fruit 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Regions for growing of deciduous fruit cultivars are identified in relation to the climate and origin 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Global geographic regions best suited to deciduous fruit production are identified in relation to northern and southern hemispheres. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Harvesting and marketing months are identified in relation to local and global markets. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of site selection for deciduous fruit production on a farm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.The different soil types used for deciduous fruit production are identified according with deciduous fruit needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Soil preparation for deciduous fruit production is identified in relation with depth, water logging, layering and profiling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.External environmental factors influencing the growing habits of deciduous fruit trees are explained in reference to optimum growth 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    External environmental factors may refer to sunlight exposure - north or south facing slopes - in relation to shoot growth and re-productivity. Elevation affects the growth habits of trees with reference to altitude, winter temperature, microclimate on delayed foliation and uneven blossom. Difference in chilling requirements between different fruit kinds and cultivars.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner will be able to identify and solve problems in order to choose the correct fruit cultivars for an agricultural region. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner will be able to communicate effectively using visual and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will be able to use science and technology effectively by evaluating information on fruit cultivars. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of site selection as a set of related systems by explaining how the situation of an orchard effects productivity thereof and the income obtained there from. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    3. Knowledge For Ever 
    4. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    5. Millenium Skills (Pty )Ltd 
    6. New Heights 1082 
    7. Peritum Agri Institute 
    8. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
    9. Setlakala Business Development 
    10. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    11. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.