The ‘farm on the mountain’ is now part of the Capespan Group

The ‘farm on the mountain’ is now part of the Capespan Group

There is a magical apple and pear farm outside Villiersdorp in the Cape where a special climate offers quite unique conditions for growing fruit. Fredo knows the Theewaterskloof Estate well and has visited the ‘orchards on the mountain’ several times in the past. That...
You cannot keep the Ceres fruit growers down

You cannot keep the Ceres fruit growers down

In January last year the fruit growers of a large part of the Ceres fruit region were struggling to come to terms with the devastating results of hail which almost totally destroyed their crops. Now, with the new fruit season in the area starting growers are looking...
So we are in 2015 and dare we predict what is waiting for us?

So we are in 2015 and dare we predict what is waiting for us?

Who can blame Fredo that at the start of 2015 he is a fairly confused fellow? The stark contrast between the things that dominated our news headlines as we started the year, makes one wonder whether the people of our fragile earth have completely lost the plot? On New...
New South African fruit season gains momentum

New South African fruit season gains momentum

The South African fruit export season is gaining momentum, with stone fruit and table grape growers having started their seasons earlier than last year. The first pears of the season have also been harvested and are expected to be shipped from Cape Town this weekend....