Now into WEEK 20, we’re pleased to continue with the picking and packing of our fantastic Star Ruby grapefruit from our farms in South Africa.

Our Star Rubies are grown to a premium sizing to offer a higher juice content than other varieties.

The signature tart and bitter-sweet flavours, make the variety a firm favourite globally. Not only prized for its taste, Star Ruby’s red flesh really makes it stand out!

On farm in Limpopo

Our Head of Sales, Gareth Wilcock is pleased with out citrus season so far this year and says;

“We are impressed with both the yield and the quality that our team are packing in South Africa. The fruit looks much improved from 2021 and we are delighted to be packing to export globally. Not only focussing on Star Ruby grapefruit, we’re also looking ahead to our upcoming Valencia orange harvest in just two short weeks. Reports from the farm are extremely positive in terms of quality so we look forward to providing them to our global client base”.

A market update…

The market continues to remain stable; our own production and that of our Growing Together partners has progressed to a good volume.

The Eastern Cape is now also in full swing with its lemons, Novas and Navels with fruit leaving the port this week. Volumes and vessels leaving Durban Port continue to increase as the area deals with the aftermath of flooding. Just three weeks until our Valencia oranges are harvested from our own farms.

The Jupiter Group is an award-winning fresh produce grower with a simple vision – to be the most transparent company 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. Jupiter’s BRCGS AA rated prepared fruit facilities in the UK provide a range of pots, punnets and trays alongside co-branded products such as their Babybel® Light Cheese, Apple & Grapes snack pack. 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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