Fredo’s Fresh Produce News

Muddling through thousands of photographs

Muddling through thousands of photographs

Fredo and Janey have now been working for more than a year of our book on South African table grapes which was commissioned by SATI, the SA Table grape industry organisation. With the manuscript completed, Fredo is now driving Janey crazy, wading through thousands and...

South African and world fruit trade mourns passing of Louis Kriel

South African and world fruit trade mourns passing of Louis Kriel

Yesterday Fredo wrote a story for the international fresh produce trade about the passing of a truly great fruit industry man. Louis Kriel, at the age of 78, has finally left us and the space which he occupied for decades in our lives is suddenly extremely empty....

The Valley of the French – from a fruit point of view

The Valley of the French – from a fruit point of view

For Fredo the valley around Franschoek, and lower down into the Groot Drakenstein, also have had special significance because these have always been outstanding fruit and wine growing areas. This valley has been the place where the modern day South African fruit...

Cyril throws the cats amongst the pigeons

Cyril throws the cats amongst the pigeons

South African farmers, and in fact the whole community in South Africa, woke up to a new political shock yesterday. We all knew that the ANC was having one of its retreats to discuss all matters election and political. However, we never thought that before going to...

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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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Our Books

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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