South African stone fruit industry reports record volumes

Despite the challenges of the pandemic and having to ship rather than fly most of its stone fruit to the UK, Hortgro said South Africa had one of its most successful seasons in recent memory. This 2020-21 campaign saw increases across the board in exports, including a 29% boost in nectarines where the UK took […]

South Africa expects big pome fruit harvest, but shipping costs a concern

South African fruit group Hortgro says exports to UK will continue as planned

South Africa’s Hortgro says it is expecting a record apple and pear crop this season after “near-perfect growing conditions”. The “exceptional” harvests come despite challenges relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and a “few tough years of drought”, it said. Additionally, the expected record volumes come in spite of the Langkloof hail which in January removed […]

Hortgro making a marketing splash in UK supermarkets with

For the 13th consecutive year, South African deciduous fruit growing organization Hortgro is teaming up with UK retailers to showcase the health benefits and unique selling points of its stone fruit. This is a good time to be delivering that type of marketing campaign as sales of fresh produce have increased by nearly 10% since […]