Farming Blueberries in South Africa
Farming in South Africa is not a business, it is a lifestyle. South Africa’s proud farming culture is most often multi-generational farming families with the owners involved in the daily business operations and with a focus on producing quality products. Farms vary in size but typically these farms are 30-40 hectares centered on a primary crop.
Currently, South Africa’s agriculture is diverse but leading crops include citrus, apples, table grapes and stone fruits. Blueberries are a relatively new crop to growers in Southern Africa. There is a lot of interest among growers in South Africa in this emerging berry crop and that’s where Fall Creek comes in.