Fredo learns about a pear called Fred

Fredo learns about a pear called Fred

People go to great lengths to find names for new fruit varieties which they hope will be the new winners on the super market shelves in Europe and elsewhere. In the past these names were often related to the characteristics of the fruit – and the word ‘delight’ and...

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Unusual sight as Zebras stampede in Etosha

Unusual sight as Zebras stampede in Etosha

On our latest visit to Etosha Fredo and Janey had some special sigthings of the animals of this very special animal kingdom. Etosha lies in Northern Namibia. It is one of the special game parks of Southern Africa. It is our favourite place to visit. By road from Cape...

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Old Jan would not have been pleased!

Old Jan would not have been pleased!

We survived the New Year’s Eve party at Riverside and no doubt saw in 2019 in good style, with lots of golden oldies dancing late into the night. There was quite a bit of noise which probably would not have pleased the spirit of Old Jan Huppelbeen, who, as legend has...

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So we march forward into 2019

So we march forward into 2019

As they say – 2018 lies on its back and is done and dusted! It was challenging with lots of blessings and joy, and 2019 will no doubt be no different. FREDO BLOG is looking forward to a busy year covering its focus areas. At the outset, we would like to wish all our...

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Welcome!

During the summer months – from October till April – the valleys of the Cape region provides the best of summer fruits – look out for our stories on grapes, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears! We also write about our wonderful avocadoes and citrus fruits, and our berries and cherries!

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We publish books on life stories, the history of our country and its peoples and poetry. Look out for ‘Thoughts of a Long Time ago’, the Quest for Quality, a historical review of South African table grapes and its products and peoples.

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