Our premium Midknight Valencia oranges are now harvesting on farm in Limpopo after a bumper Turkey Valencia crop 25%+ up on volume expectations.    

Harvesting through to WEEK 37, we will process our South African citrus through our state-of-the-art packhouse located on farm in Maswiri.  

Shipping WEEK 39

Following the Turkey and Benny Valencia’s harvest completion, the Midknights and then Deltas will continue to harvest through to shipping in WEEK 39.   

Jupiter’s Head of Sales, Gareth Wilcock said:  

“We’re in a positive position with our high quality and higher than anticipated yield of Valencias. The reports from farm are excellent and the fruit internals are looking fantastic too.  

It’s been great to see the dedication on farm this season as they manage the 2022 harvest alongside the 2023 preparations.  

We are now working closely with our global customer base to export the fruit to the right markets before focusing on our Greek Grape season ahead.”  

New wash system installation

Always looking for ways to improve our market leading practices, we have also recently overseen the installation of a new high pressure wash system, to add to our ten lane GREEFA SmartSort and Wetline installed in 2019.  

The wash system, in its inaugural season, enables a more effective debris cleaning process which will in-turn further increase the percentage of packable fruit and improve the presentation of the product.   

The Jupiter Group is an award-winning fresh produce grower with a simple mission – to be the most transparent brand in fresh produce. With a year-round supply and innovative new variety development, Jupiter is hailed as one of the world’s leading fresh produce companies Beyond their speciality in growing grape and citrus, Jupiter’s expertise also covers avocado, pineapple and kiwi in all formats and sizes across retail, wholesale, and food service businesses globally. Jupiter Group are different because they have digitised their supply chain and control a true seed to shelf process. The result? A consistent, transparent, trusted and traceable supply. On Jupiter’s own farms and those of their growing partners, the way they do business has British standards, global cultural heritage and unrivalled entrepreneurial spirit. They have ranked consecutively for three years in the prestigious The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for International Growth, most recently at number 17.
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