In the most recent recording as part of ‘The Pod’, our Technical Director Cristian Metzger and our Head of Citrus Kenny MacLeod spoke in great detail with Evert van Deventera man from a long-line of family farmers with a deep and meaningful familial connection to our Maswiri farms. 

The trio discussed the origin story of our South African farms, as well as providing a look into the future of our citrus production in the region. 

Speaking as part of our ‘Life on a citrus farm’ podcast, Head of citrus Kenny provided detail on the unique positioning of our farms adding: 

“We would regard Maswiri as one of the earliest farms in South Africa for lemons, grapefruit and Valencia oranges”. 

More on our backstory… 

You can access the full podcast below and learn how an unassuming racehorse had a part to play in the legacy of our Limpopo farms, where the farm got its name and how our world-class future-proofed packhouse will cope with increased demand in the forthcoming years. 


Listen to the Pod 

You can find the Pod wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and Stitcher. 

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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