South African blueberries walk the Peruvian route

21 April 2021. Due to the success of the Peruvian blueberry industry and considering that both countries have similar climates, South Africa has taken steps to advance in the production of blueberries. The new South African strategy may well be successful due to its preferential access to European markets, as well as the Middle East and Asia. Read more…


Table grape industry set for record year

15 April 2021. The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomed the news that the South African Table Grape Industry reached a total intake for the 2020/2021 season of 73 million cartons. This is significantly more than the 66.15 million cartons recorded last year. Read more…


South African apple and pears start to arrive in the UK

12 April 2021. The 2021 marketing campaign, now in its 13th year, is focussing predominantly on targeting the trade and consumers through industry publications and social media, alongside new recipes. Read more…


Exceptional fruit harvest and near-perfect growing conditions

31 March 2021. Despite Covid-19 and a few tough drought years, the deciduous fruit industry has been blessed with exceptional harvests in every fruit category managed by Hortgro, after “near-perfect growing conditions”. Read more…


SA table grape industry growth trend expected to continue

30 March 2021. According to speakers at the latest monthly broadcast by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Southern Africa in partnership with Beanstalk Global, the South African table grape industry has been growing for some time, and that trend is expected to continue. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL TABLE GRAPE MARKET

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Container shortage looms over perfect fruit harvests

17 March 2021.Read more…


Pomegranate Producers’ Association of South Africa

16 March 2021. Marked increase in pomegranate demand, but logistics are challenging. Read more…


Western Cape deciduous fruit harvest looking much better

15 March 2021. After years of drought, the Western Cape’s deciduous fruit harvest is looking much better. Industry and producer’s body, Hortgro, says 2020 was a much better winter. There was enough rain in most of the production areas, resulting in high quality, promising fruit. Read more…


South African grapes: “It’s not a vintage year”

22 February 2021. There’s just not been strong demand from any market in the Far East for table grapes, traders say, and in China they’re hoping the many containers of Chilean cherries that went unsold before Chinese New Year will have been absorbed by the end of February. Read more…