Star South expert
South Africa. Mountainous areas of Ceres and Grabouw in the Western Cape and the Langkloof in the Southern Cape.
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.
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)|
|2 Colour Apples|
|Royal Gala (Tenroy)|