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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.

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Fall Creek's Nursery in South Africa

Now building a nursery near Paarl, Fall Creek will have a comprehensive growing facility right in South Africa to produce premium quality blueberry nursery stock as well as a trial site where growers can come to view varieties in a commercial farming-like environment. Fall Creek also has a portfolio of varieties that span chill levels and are well-suited to the diverse growing environments of South Africa. There will be more varieties

Farming runs deep in Fall Creek’s South Africa team also. The members of our Sales & Grower Support team all have experience in different aspects of the country’s agriculture industry and bring knowledge and a passion to serve South Africa’s growers in their blueberry operations.

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Technical and Horticultural Support Key to Success

Whether a grower is just starting to think about growing blueberries or wants to expand blueberry plantings, Fall Creek representatives are here to provide support. Technical horticultural support is just the start. Fall Creek also provides pre-planning and variety selection guidance, market intelligence, and long-term support as well.  The South Africa team is backed by Fall Creek’s global grower support team as well with unsurpassed blueberry growing knowledge as well as by Fall Creek’s Applied Research team. This means growers receive variety-specific technical guidance that helps reduce risk. The goal is always to shorten the learning curve that comes with any new variety.

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Growing Blueberries in South Africa

To learn more about Fall Creek in South Africa, our varieties, and the support we offer, talk with a member of our Sales & Grower Support team:

Commercial Manager, South Africa, and Bigger Southern Africa
Wian Mouton
Phone +27 72 906 5119 | Email

Western Cape, Southern Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Namibia
Elsa Muller, Sales and Grower Support
Phone: +27 79 050 7710 | Email

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Rest of Southern Africa
Dane Castle, Sales and Grower Support
Phone: +27 79 425 5185 | Email