November 13, 2017


The last of the white seedless varieties will be harvested in week 47 ending the season with lower volumes than initially estimated.  The red seedless harvest commenced this week on Starlight and Flame. Week 47 will see a big increase in the red seedless volumes...

October 30, 2017

The season officially started for The Grape Company as Schoonbee Landgoed commenced with  harvest this week, with Early Sweet as the maiden variety of the South African season. Initial White Seedless volumes will be limited and we see the possibility of lower v...

September 19, 2017


South Africa’s first production area is off to a good start with an early bud break on the first varieties. We anticipate to start of harvest season around week 43, beginning with Early Sweet. The area is experiencing exceptional flowering weather, with moderat...

June 26, 2017


The growers and their permanent workers started with plaiting this week. The shoots with the finest buds are selected and enjoy preference when placed on the trellis to receive optimal sunlight. This increases fertility which leads to optimal crop volumes...

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