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 specially chosen for colour, firmness, sweetness, and sizing.

The carefully chosen blueberry varieties now offered by Cape Five include Eureka Sunrise, First Blush, Dazzle, Splash, Masena, and more. Sourced from regions such as Limpopo and the Western Cape, these exceptional blueberries exemplify the superior standards that Cape Five is known for.

Cape Five’s dedicated team is eagerly anticipating the opportunities that lie ahead in both new and established markets for blueberries. According to the annual report from BerriesZA, the Netherlands emerged as the largest importer of South African blueberries in the previous year, with imports reaching just under 13,900 tons. Following behind was the United Kingdom, with 6,600 tons imported. In addition to these, Spain, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, and Malaysia are experiencing significant growth in their demand for South African blueberries.

The year 2023 is poised for remarkable growth, with South Africa projecting the export of 25,000 tons of blueberries – a remarkable 23% increase from the previous year. This surge in production can be attributed to the high demand for South Africa’s blueberries abroad. Fertile soils and a moderate climate, which provide an ideal environment for blueberry cultivation has positioned South African blueberries in the market.

Cape Five is excited to be involved in this new product offering, and being able to offer new and existing customers exceptional South African blueberries that meet the highest standards of quality. With their commitment to excellence and dedication to sourcing the finest products, Cape Five continues to be the preferred partner for premium fruit from South Africa.

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