Our Star Ruby grapefruit season has now come to a close with the final fruit packed and on the way to our global customers.

We are delighted to have seen further improvements from last year’s crop and are pleased to note the quality of the fruit from our farms. We’ve packed a whopping 425,983 15kg boxes of the delicious red fleshed fruit.

George, our Farm Line Manager in Limpopo, South Africa said:

“Our Star Ruby grapefruit are done for 2022! We’re looking forward to further customer feedback so that we can measure our improvements from the previous year. I’m confident that our clients will be more than satisfied with the finished product.”

He continued, “The start of our Valencia orange season also looks very promising and it’s a pleasure to pack such great quality fruit. Well done to the production team!”

Valencia varieties update

Our main Valencia varieties Midknight and Delta, are due to start from WEEK 26 depending on production area.

Midknight Valencias have a strong flavour that is often described as ‘tart and tangy’, which provides the perfect orange juice to drink, but is equally adept when enjoyed as a snack.

Delta oranges are soft and succulent, with a high sugar content and impressive juice ratio when compared with other cultivars.

Powering the way forward…

In line with our vision to become the most transparent company in fresh produce, we take our responsibilities seriously including our continued focus on sustainability, social responsibility and health and wellbeing.

As part of our on-going commitment to sustainability we’re excited to announce that we have installed solar panels on the roof of our Limpopo packhouse. Now fully functional, our new solar panels allow our control office to run completely off grid, no longer relying on traditional power supplies.

If you would like to find out more about our sustainability journey please access our Circular Economy report that can be found on the ‘Being Responsible’ page of our website.

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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