Apples

Star South expert

Growing regions

South Africa. Mountainous areas of Ceres and Grabouw in the Western Cape and the Langkloof in the Southern Cape.

Export regions

South East Asia, India, Bangladesh, Canada, Middle East, West Africa

The Apple Story

The first ever apples were cultivated in West Asia. South Africa produces approximately 770 700 tonnes of apples every year, as our near-perfect growing condition produce high quality fruit with a good shelf life.

Star South procures all of its apples in the Western Cape with main focus areas being Villiersdorp, Grabouw and Ceres. These growing areas are ideal, given the warm summers and cold winter nights allowing the fruit to colour perfectly.

Nutritional info

Apples are often referred to as a “miracle food” and a “nutritional powerhouse.” An apple a day really may keep the doctor away as they’re one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. These round and juicy fruits are high in fibre and vitamin C, and they are also low in calories, including no fat or cholesterol.

Apples are high in polyphenols which function as antioxidants. These polyphenols are found in both the skin of the apples as well as in the meat, so to get the greatest amount of benefits, eat the skin of the apple.

PRODUCE AND VARIETALS

2 Colour apples(Cripps Pink, Cripps Red, Royal Gala/Gala)
Green apples(Granny Smith)
Red apples(Top Red)
Yellow apples(Golden Delicious)

AVAILABILITY CALENDAR

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Packing Calendar

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2 Colour Apples
Cripps Pink
Cripps Red
Royal Gala (Tenroy)
Starking
Green Apples
Granny Smith
Red Apples
Top Red
Yellow Apples
Golden Delicious
Panorama Goldens

We serve four key groups across the diverse sector of fresh produce:

Fruit producers and retailers, both within South Africa and abroad. It’s a world of good produce, good people and good prices. An extensive, vast world which we navigate via committed one-on-one relationships, to offer personalised service and tailored solutions/shipments.

How can we help you?

Partner with us as we navigate the landscape together.

Danèl van Deventer

Commercial Manager

Trust between client and company is everything.”

Danél started out in the industry in 2010 and has been working her way up ever since. She began in logistics and now serves as a commercial manager, drawing from her in-depth understanding of the cost chain. Danél is passionate about figs and has been dedicated to the export of almost 70% of the South African fig offering for the past seven years.

Department: Management & Support
Market: Far East, Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, Middle East
Produce: Figs

“We are in no other business than the people business.”

Jaco is a born entrepreneur and has been trading fruit since the age of 12 when he started his first business. He has experience in all major business areas, including farming, handling, transport, logistics, IT, marketing operations, finance, management, international and domestic affairs. He is fluent in French and also has basic Spanish language skills.