Our Ruby Sun plums are developing well in South Africa and have reached the blooming period in their life-cycle this season.

Although known for our global citrus and table grape growing expertise, we’re pleased to announce that our Ruby Sun plums will be ready to harvest from mid-December 2021.

Our Greek plum project

Announced earlier this year, we shared that we are trialling six new varieties of South African plums in the northern hemisphere for the first time.

In co-operation with our kiwi partner in Greece, AS Nestos, we secured the African Delight, Ruby Star, African Rose, Ruby Sun, Ruby Crisp and Sun Kiss plum varieties; planting in the ideal conditions of northern Greece.

Hand selected new varieties

The plum varieties have been specially selected from Culdevco licensed cultivars. Culdevco are a deciduous fruit licensor that curates and licenses innovative new varieties of peaches, plums, pears, table grapes and apples.

The six varieties have been selected for their flavour, quality and likelihood to flourish in the prime surroundings of Kavala, Greece.

We have been planning the project for two years and now the plums have been planted in Europe, we expect to see samples of production in a couple of years’ time.

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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