Figs

Star South expert

Growing regions

South Africa

Export regions

Far East, Europe, UK, Canada, Middle East

The Figs Story

Mediterranean figs are grown in the farming regions surrounding Cape Town. The Cape’s Mediterranean climate produces figs of a superior eating quality with a Mediterranean flavour. All grown varieties have edible skins.

Star South is the oldest and biggest exporter of South African figs.  We are currently exporting 60% of the South African fig industry, and we supply the local market/most retailers and wholesale sectors.

Our 1st variety Ronde de bureaux is harvested during weeks 50/52-11/13. This is a small snack fig, best suited for salads and appetizers, sweet in taste but with a short shelf life. Our 2nd variety is the black fig – Evita, similar to the Turkish Bursa or known as Peruvian, its harvest window is weeks 04/05 and 21/22. This fig variety has a deliciously honey-like flavour and can be used for salads/starters, mains and desserts.

We have succeeded in successfully optimizing the temperature regime in the logistical chain, to give our customers the shelf life they require to have less wastage. We can now confidently place the figs in our customer’s hands with a comfortable 10-15 days shelf-life, providing the customer stores the figs in cold storage or on a refrigerated shelf.

Nutritional info

Figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and K that contribute to health and wellness.

PRODUCE AND VARIETALS

Black Figs(Evita)
Small black figs(Ronde du Bordeaux)
White flesh figs(Dauphine)

AVAILABILITY CALENDAR

WEEKS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
Local

Packing Calendar

WEEKS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
Black Figs
Evita / Parisian
King
Southern Black
Tangier
Small Black Figs
Ronde du Bordeaux
White flesh figs
Dauphine

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.