South Africa

Star South

Founded in 2003, Star South was initially established as a wholesaler in the South African fruit market. The company has since built a well balanced portfolio of international clients and suppliers within a reliable distribution and supplier network. Star Souths' vision is to develop an optimized global supply chain. Their mission is sustainable profitability for all and to meet always their commitments. Star South supplies various International regions within the retail, wholesale and processing sectors with individually tailored shipments in terms of quality and quantity.

Products: black figs, pomegranates

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FruitOne

FruitOne is one of the pioneers of the South African citrus cultivation and export market.The company has his head office located in Stellenbosch and was founded in the early 1960s. FruitOne owns more than 2.000 hectars cultivated area for lemons, oranges and grapefruits in the Limpopo region in the northern part of South Africa. A big part of the cultivated fruit is exported to the European market.

Products: Star Ruby, Eureka, Navel, Valencia

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Clovelly Farms (now Buffelskraal)

The Clovelly Farm was renamed again end of 2013 in its original name Buffelskraal. The farm is at the very end of the Hex River Valley. Anthony Hill became well known, as he was the first table grape grower in the valley who only had seedless variety in his portefolio. Additional to that he is a Sun World producer. Clovelly belongs to the best packhouses in the country and does not fear any competition.

Products: Prime Seedless, Autumn Queen, Ralli Seedless, Crimson Seedless, Scarlotta and Sable and Seedless, including new varieties which do not have a name as yet.

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Franschoek Marketing (Pty) Ltd. / F1

Franschoek Fruit Packers is based in the picturesque Franschoek, surrounded of mountains and about 50km from Cape Town. The valley is known for an exceptional stonefruit quality. Franschoek Marketing has 78 producers (all shareholders) and 5 directors. Since 2013 next to the packhouse in Franschoek there is also a new packing facility in Robertson.

Products: all varieties of red, yellow and dark plums, as well as peaches, nectarines and apricots, Bon Chretien, Satsaumas, Clementines and Eurekas

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Goede Hoop Vrugte

Goede Hoop Vrugte is based in Ceres and mainly sources fruit from this region and surroundings and markets fruit of their own farms as well as from independant producers. 11 own packhouses belong to GHV including 60 CA rooms for long term storage. In total there is an amount of 1,2 Mio cartons apples (12,5kg), 1 Mio cartons pears (12,5kg) 1,7 Mio. cartons oranges (15kg) and 120.000 cartons easy peelers (10kg) being packed per year.

Products: All varieties of red, yellow and dark Plums and Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots, as well as Bon Chretien, Rosemarie, Flamingo, Packhams Triumph, Forelle, Abate Fetel, Beurre Hardy, Beurre Bosc, Golden Russet Bosc and Royal Gala, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Sundowner, Top Red, Fuji

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Groenheuwel Boedery

Groenheuwel Boedery is based in Augrabies Falls directly on the mighty Orange River close to the boarder to Namibia and one of our organic citrus suppliers. The family Spangenberg does not only grow organic Lemons and organic Oranges, but they also have a good production of pomegranates. In conventional farming they are a very successful producer of seedless and seeded table grapes for exports.

Products: organic Lemons, organic Oranges, Prime Seedless, Thompson Seedless, Regal Seedless, Crimson Seedless

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Inseason Marketing

In Season Marketing was founded 2003 and is based in Tygervalley in Cape Town. They are an exporting company for various farms around the Western Cape and market their fruit world wide. They are not only very strong in apples and pears, but they also live from excellent relationships to table grape and citrus producers in the country. Also stonefruit belongs into their portefolio, which is marketed for many years successful for local supermarkets.

products: All varieties of red, yellow and dark Plums, as well as Peaches and Nectarines and Bon Chretien, Rosemarie, Flamingo, Packhams Triumph, Forelle, Abate Fetel, Beurre Hardy, Beurre Bosc, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious

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Limpopo Citrus

Guy Whitaker was supplying us straight from the beginning with excellent Star Ruby and all varieties of Valencia Oranges out of the Northern Limpopo region. Meanwhile there are three farms packing for the Limpopo Citrus brand: Fraaifontein (about 300.000 cartons), Ratho (about 350.000 cartons) and Modena (about 300.000 cartons). Due to the desert like climate and very little rainfall the usage of pesticides and fungicides is limited to an absolut minimum.

Products: Eureka, Star Ruby, Turkey Valencia, Limpopo Seedless, Juval, Benny Valencia, Midknights, Delta Seedless, Valencia Lates

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Nottingham Estate

Nottingham Estate was founded by Benny Knott in the old Rhodesia, in the district 5, the most southern and driest area in Zimbabwe, northerly of the mightly Limpopo River. Due to very dry climate they are in a position to produce top quality Valencia Oranges. Although the general conditions for farming were in the past years extremely difficult, the family Knott made it year by year to produce citrus for export. With a new packing line which was installed for the season 2013, the third generation with Andrew Knott is confident for the future years to come.

Products: Tomangos, Benny Valencia, Delta Seedless, Valencia Lates

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RuBisCo. Pty Ltd.

Hubert Leclerq founded in 2010 together with three suppliers the export company RuBisCo. They are mainly marketing fruit from their own farms, but also from independant producers. The strength of RuBisCo is mainly stonefruit with about 800.000 cartons and also with about 250.000 cartons of table grapes export. The "flagship" of the plum sales are the "Ben-Dor" varieties which origin from Israel.

Products: Imperial, Transvalia, Alpine, Fortune, Laetitia, Larry Ann, African Delight, Angeleno, Sunkiss, Sun Supreme, Songold, Black Pearl, Lamoon, Inbar, Sun Breeze, African Gold, Sapphire, Ruby Star, Green Red, Crocodile Dundee, Sweet Christine, Stav, Purple Majesty

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Safpro Pty Ltd.

Safpro was founded 1997. The first exports of fruit were successfully done in 1998 with citrus. Later on followed by apples and pears. Mark and Craig Jensen belong to the top exporters out of the Eastern Cape around Port Elizabeth, who supply constantly top quality fruit for supermarket programs.

Products: Bon Chretien, Rosemarie, Flamingo, Packhams Triumph, Forelle, Abate Fetel, Golden Russet Bosc as well as Royal Gala, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Sundowner, Top Red, Fuji and the whole range of Easy Peelers, Lemons and Oranges.

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Southern Fruit Growers

Southern Fruit Growers is based in Somerset West, about 50 km North of Cape Town, diretly at the Helderberg Mountains. Fruit is grown on farms with a partnership agreement and own farms, located at the Mighty Orange River, the Hex River Valley and the Langkloof area and Patensie. Due to the direct involvement in farming operations a constant supply of fruit is possible. The main markets for the fruit are US/Canada, Europe and the Middle and Far East.

Products: All varieties of white, red and black seedless and white, red and black seeded table grapes, as well as Williams Bon Chretien, Packhams Triumph, Rosemarie, Forelle, Beurre Bosc, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Top Red and Fuji and the whole range of Lemons, Easy Peeler and Oranges.

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SRCC / SOGA

SRCC is the single biggest exporter of citrus in South Africa with about 8,5 Mio. cartons. The headquarter is based in Addo (about 80 km from Port Elizabeth). The fruit is packed in three packhouses, but only the Kirkwood packhouse is packing organic citrus. The organic citrus marketing is handled by the SOGA group, which was founded in 2005 and exists out of four producers which concentrated fully on the organic citrus production.The special characteristics of this group is a strong coherence and a massive bond. "I believe man has a God given purpose to be a custodian of our enviroment for future generations and that organic living is a sustainable means to that end." Johnny Ferreira

Products: organic Lemons, organic Oranges, Navel, Navel Lates, Midknights, Valencia Lates, Eureka, Nadourcotts

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The Grape Company

The Grape Company was founded in 1997 in order to export local table grapes. Since then, there is a steady growth from the producers, but also from the clients' side who were in a position to grow together. Grape Co. is spezialised in the export of table grapes and during the season 2018 5,8 Mio. cartons were exported. The strength of the company is that in all major production areas top quality producers are packing under The Grape Co. brand. This is from Mpumalanga, the Oriver River, Piketberg/Berg River and the Hex River Valley.

Products: Prime Seedless, Sugraone, Thompson Seedless, Flame Seedless, Crimson Seedless, Ralli Seedless, Midnight Beauty, Sable Seedless, Autumn Royal, Den Ben Hannah, Alphonse Lavallee La Rochelle, Bonheur, Barlinka, Dauphine

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Valley Exports / Fruit Trade International

Joe van den Berg and Jörn Strauss belong to the top citrus suppliers from South Africa who supplied us straight from the start of FFC. Their producers are mainly based in Tzaneen and Letaba. We mainly receive 15kg telescopic standard cartons, which we sell into the gastro lines as well as onto the wholesale markets in Germany.

Products: Star Ruby, Turkey Valencia, Benny Valencia, Midknights, Delta Seedless and Valencia Lates

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Core Fruit Paarl

The Core Fruit model is very simple – by linking top growers’ produce with key markets, we ensure that every grade of fruit is placed with the most suitable market, providing the grower with sustainable returns for their crops.

Core believes that business transparency is the key to building strong and long-term relationships with clients. With extensive experience and a thorough understanding of the fruit industry, we are able to provide every client with smart, innovative solutions that are tailor-made to suit their needs. We are proud to partner with the best South African growers and together lead the way towards a socially and environmentally sustainable agricultural industry.

Products: Sortiment: all varieties of white, red and black seedless grapes, all varieties of red, yellow, dark plums, including aprictos and nectarines, as well as all varieties of apples, pears, oranges, easy peeler, avocados and pomegranates.

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Unlimited Fruits Paarl

Unlimted Fruit was founded 2001 with the aim to export the best fruits of the country into the world wide markets.

After more than 15 years of research and development for new varieties of stonefruit, all new innovations in South Africa were set up to bring top new varieties forward. Unlimited Fruits can be seen here as „Pioneer“ for many new varieties like e.g. Flavour Fall (Pluot). The aim is, to develop in co-operation with the clients a product, which has an outstanding acid-brix ratio and gives the end consumer an exceptional eating quality. This is not only the case for plums, as also for nectarines and apricots. To present the clients a „triggered“ fruit remains our main aim, in order to increase the sales speed and consumption.

Products: all varieties of red, yellow and dark plums, including apricots and nectarines, as well as all varieties of apples, pears, oranges and easy peeler.

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