Star South expert

Growing regions

South Africa: Western Cape

Export regions

UK, Africa, Europe, Far East, Middle East, SEA

The Pomegranate Story

The pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub that grows between 5 and 10m tall.  The pomegranate originated in the region extending from Iran to northern India, and has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean region.

South African pomegranates are highly regarded for their good eating quality.

Star South procures all its pomegranates in the Western Cape province. We have a very close relationship with our growers and they share our philosophy of quality over quantity.

We start with the Acco variety in February, and in mid-March we switch over to the Wonderful variety. Apart from selling our pomegranates locally to retailers, we also ship to Europe, the UK, Middle East, Africa and SEA until week 26.

Nutritional info

  • Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, and have been used by traditional Ayurvedic practitioners in India for centuries.
  • Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on Earth.
  • They contain a range of beneficial plant compounds, unrivaled by other foods.
  • Studies have shown that they may have several benefits for your body, possibly lowering your risk of various diseases


Pink Pomegranates(Acco)
Red Pomegranates(Wonderful, Bagwa, Herskovitz)


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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.

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