Avocados

Star South expert

Growing regions

South Africa, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KZN, Western Cape

Export regions

Africa

The Avocado Story

We started importing avocados from Spain in 2019 and have also decided to pursue local avocados in South Africa. We hope and strive to become great avocado player in the market for the future offering our customers a wide range of only the best fresh fruit.

Nutritional info

Some nutrition experts call the avocado a super food. This flavourful fruit provides health benefits when you add it to your favourite dishes. The avocado is made up predominantly of the ‘good’ monounsaturated fat which is an essential part of a healthy diet. It has the highest concentration of dietary fibre of any commonly eaten fruit. Because of their bountiful benefits, avocados are regarded as part of the world’s elite group of superfoods – foods packed with high levels of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and other phytochemicals.

PRODUCE AND VARIETALS

FuerteMarch – July (week 9- week 30)
Maluma HassMarch – July (week 9 – 30)
PinkertonApril – July (week 13 – 30)
EdranolJune – September (week 22 – 39)
HassMay – October (week 17 – week 44)
Lamb HassAugust – November (week 31 – week 49)
RyanJuly – October (week 26 – week 44)
ReedSeptember – November (week 35 – week 49)

AVAILABILITY CALENDAR

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Local

Packing Calendar

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Fuerte
Maluma Hass
Pinkerton
Edranol
Hass
Lamb Hass
Ryan
Reed

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.