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 […]

SA Pome Fruit in India – A Unique Opportunity

Rosy Glow apples Elgin

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 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 […]

Royal Beauty Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

Summer is here and our South African Royal Beauty apples are showing off their brilliant red colour and signature stripes in the orchards. Now is the perfect time to whip up something delicious in the kitchen using these apples that are as perfect eaten fresh as they are used in baking. These muffins are excellent […]

Positive outcomes for Cape Five at Asia Fruit Logistica 2022

The 2022 Asia Fruit Logistica held in Bangkok in November saw a record amount of trade visitors which were close to 10 000 from over 70 countries. After a 3 year break, Asia Fruit Logistica was back in full swing. Some new trends and insights were shared at the show and there was a strong focus […]