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.