South African topfruit season battles through drought

22 May 2018 – HORTGRO, the umbrella body for the deciduous fruit industry, estimates that the apple export volume is 14% lower than last year, while pears showed less of a reduction, 7% down in exports.  Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

11 April 2018 – Smart water use in South Africa’s apple orchards. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

24 February 2018 – South African pomegranates feel the effects of drought. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

22 February 2018 – South African plum and topfruit estimates adjusted downwards. Read more…


New SA table grape launched in Berlin

13 February 2018 – Meet Joybells. Undoubtedly one of the most promising table grape varieties to emerge from South Africa. Read more…


South Africa releases stonefruit estimate

31 January 2018 – Hortgro has released its latest stone fruit estimates, a downward adjustment for plums, nectarines and peaches while apricots performed better than was expected a few months ago. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

18 January 2018 – Opening of apple season in Eastern Free State, South Africa.Read more…


South Africa: Unpredictable plum season

5 January 2018 – Lower volumes & smaller fruit offset by very good quality. Read more…


Wild Cosmos offloads early South African grapes in time for Xmas

20 December 2017 – South African grapes from the early production areas were offloaded at the Dutch port of Vlissingen this past weekend, bringing grapes to the market in time for the advantageous pre-Christmas market. Read more…