South Africa pear and apple exports looking strong this season

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

Global marketer and seller Vanguard International reports that the apple and pear crops look to be strong as the South Africa season gets underway. Bon Chretien Rosemarie, and Flamingo pears kicked off this year’s start three weeks ago and there is great optimism following a second consecutive great winter with water reserves being replenished. This […]

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 […]