|Navels are the earliest
maturing of orange varieties and produce seedless fruit of larger size
compared to other cultivars. They have a deep orange colour, peel
easily and have a rich, sweet and pleasant flavour. Varieties include:
Palmer, Fisher, Fukumoto, Washington, Mclains, Newhalls, Lina’s and
|The Navelate is harvested
after the Navel, but prior to the Valencia types. The Navelate is
highly sought after in export markets due to outstanding brix
levels. The main varieties include Witkrans, Cambria and the Dan
Sweet (Carninka). The Navelate is smaller and sweeter than the navel,
and has a smaller and often concealed navel.
|cara cara navel
|The Cara Cara owes its
pigmented (red) flesh colour to the presence of lyco, the same pigment
responsible for the flesh colour of Star ruby grapefruit.
||Closely related to the
Cambria navel, this
orange is round, but just as sweet as the Cambria navel.
fruit has a distinct oval shape and originates from the
Cambria area in the Gamtoos Valley. The skin is orange and the
overall sugar content is very high. Cambrias are not vulnerable to
creasing like the Palmer navel variety. They mature just
Midknights and usually arrive late in the season within the overseas
market where they are extremely sought after.
||The fruit are
roundish-oblong in shape with a well-coloured and moderately thin
rind of smooth, sometimes finely pebbled, texture. Midnights often
substitute Valencias in the Gamtoos Valley.
unknown origin, this cultivar's potential was only recognized in the
1970’s. Its improved characteristics include an exceptionally high
juice percentage, better flavour, near seedlessness and a significantly
larger fruit. Midknights mature two to four weeks earlier than the
Valencia but hold on the tree just as late.
||The Delta has a lower
sugar content and acidity
than the standard Valencia and reaches maturity one to three weeks
is the first maturing Soft Citrus cultivar of the season. Satsumas are
seedless, sweet and include varieties such as Miho Wase, Miyagawa, Kuno
||Clementines are a very
cultivar that is almost seedless with excellent eating qualities!
Nova is a medium sized mandarin with an appealing red/orange
rind. The internal quality is very good with juicy
and a deep orange colour.
soft citrus variety's size is medium to large with an orange
red flesh. They are sweet and have practically no seeds which
makes them a favourite amongst international export clients.
pigmented Star Ruby grapefruit is almost seedless, rarely having more
than one or two seeds in a minority of fruit. It has an extremely
thick rind, very high juice content and a sweeter flavour than the
Marsh variety. Due to its late maturity, good quality fresh grapefruit
can be packed well after the traditional Northern and Eastern
majority of our lemon exports are Eurekas. Their rind thickness is
medium to thin and the fruit has a high acidity level. They are mostly
with orange stripes, with cream coloured flesh and aromatic, half-sweet
big super-sweet apple, with a reddish pink colour and very good flavour
yellow skin with visible lenticels, a green-white flesh and aromatic
green but sometimes develop a pink blush in cold conditions. White
flesh colour with a refreshing, tart taste.
|pink lady/cripps pink
40 to 60% bright pink blush overlies a green and gold background, Crisp
and firm flesh, with high sugars and distinctive aromatic flavour.
skin with bright red stripes, a cream flesh colour and the taste is
aromatic and sweet
red, slightly cone shaped, creamy white flesh with tart and fragrant
flavour. High sugars are balanced by high acid
lenticels on full red background, Cream white flesh with sweet taste.
||An early sweet, white,
seedless grape. Thanks
to its unique Muscat flavor combined with its productiveness and long
shelf life, it has become a leading variety in today's market.
||A seedless red grape which
has become very
popular within recent years and common on most supermarket shelves. The
medium sized berries are sweet, with a slight hint of sharpness giving
a nice balance of flavour.
||A slightly elongated green
grape with a mild
muscat flavour, sweet and low in acids. This is a grape with a good
crunchy texture when eaten, and usually quite irresistible when at its
||This early white seedless
variety was formerly
known as Regent seedless, and has attractive oval berries, with loose
bunches and a good shelf life
||A dark-skinned grape
variety used both as a
table grape and as a wine grape. The clusters are attractive with a
deep colour and a simple flavour.
||This red grape is a mid
season variety. It has
medium-sized, oval berries, with compact bunches.
||A white grape that has
been the mainstay of the
seedless grape industry for many years. At it’s best it is irresistibly
sweet and delicious, but can be slightly tart in the early season. An
elongated berry, with an attractive pale green-yellow skin, and no
||Autumn Royal is a
late-season black grape. It
has large, elongated purple-black berries with a crunchy skin, firm
texture and a pleasant, distinctive flavour. It is generally seedless
with attractive, translucent yellow-green flesh. However, under some
seasonal circumstances, Autumn Royal can develop a seed ‘trace’ which
can be visible, but usually not detectable through ‘mouth-feel’
||Crimson is a slightly
elongated light red grape
with high levels of sweetness and an attractive flavour. At it’s peak
it is crisp and firm, and is popular with supermarkets due to it’s
excellent storage capability.
||The berries are round to
oval, purple-black in
colour and dense in the bunch. Barlinka has a sweet, crisp
||Dauphine was developed
Dien Donné in South Africa, and originated from open pollinated progeny
of Almeria. It was released to growers in 1984. The name Dauphine is
French for princess. This white grape has large, oval berries, with
compact bunches. It is a late variety, which ripens towards the end of