Cape of Storms

A quick update on the recent Cape Town Storm: Over the first weekend in April a cut-off low-pressure system hit parts of the Western Cape. With winds gusting over 100km/h and 100mm of rain predicted, there was a concern for our suppliers who have not yet harvested their apples. Although several areas within the Western […]

Cape Five Expands Portfolio with Premium South African Blueberries

October 2023 Cape Five, renowned as the premier source and supply experts for high-quality South African fruit, is thrilled to announce the addition of blueberries to their already impressive lineup of products. With a steadfast commitment to delivering excellence, Cape Five has been licensed to market a selection of Mountain Blue Orchard (MBO) blueberry varieties […]

South African Pear Exports Down by a Fifth

Europe’s pear crop and monthly stock volumes were down – but so was South Africa’s, drastically: almost 20% fewer pears will be exported this season. Volumes were lower than had been initially expected, even when hail is factored in. Fortunately sizing was not significantly influenced by the drop in volumes. The result is a pear […]

SA Pome Fruit in India – A Unique Opportunity

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India is one of the biggest apple importers in the world, the population has a high percentage of vegetarians and those who are not vegetarian enjoy a diet with lots of fresh fruit. The country also has two large wholesale markets which sell a large proportion of the imported products. “There has been huge growth […]

South African Citrus Exports – A Pause in Growth in 2023?

CGA’s first count predictions are in. According to the CGA’s first count, South Africa’s citrus export potential to date stands at 142.5 million boxes. This figure does not yet include the late hybrid forecast, which will be published later. The 2023 export season comes after an extremely difficult 2022 for South African growers, which resulted […]

South African Apple Harvest Update 🍎

Last week our Topfruit Category Manager, Wynand Viljoen, spent the week in the northern part of South Africa for the start of their Pink Lady® harvest. The Pink Lady® harvest season is obviously very exciting, but one should not overlook the other incredible varietals and clones we get from this area. “Good winter, high chill […]

Hail Damages Langkloof Crops

Nelson Mandela Bay finally received some much-needed rain at the weekend, but the inflow into the dams will only be visible within the next day or two. According to stats supplied by spokesperson of the local SAWS branch, Garth Sampson, the catchment areas received rain varying between 10mm and 60mm, with Misgund yielding 63mm. Only […]

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sustainability fruit farming farm

Here at Cape Five, we focus on 6 sustainability pillars which include: fighting hunger, intensive farming, water, overpackaging, renewable energy and community upliftment.  Food safety, quality and preserving our natural environment is of utmost importance to the sustainaibility of our agricultural industry, environment and people who live and work in it. During every harvest season […]

Fruit Logistica Berlin 2023

Fruit Logistica Berlin is the leading fruit trade exhibitions in the world and this year was no different. 63 470 trade visitors and buyers from over 140 countries as well as 2610 exhibitors from 92 countries gathered in Berlin for the annual event.  Our senior management team also attended the 3 day event to meet […]