We have over three decades of experience in cultivating succulent table grapes and citrus products. We started out owning one citrus farm in the Western Cape, moved on to several independent fruit farms and now include produce from across South Africa in our offering.

By continually supplying our clients with a choice of new and exclusive varieties of hard citrus, soft citrus and table grapes, the demand for our company’s products keeps rising, enabling us to increase availability to consistently and reliably supply clients with our produce. This also confirms our company’s position as an established leader in fruit farming.

 
Farms
 
Steenebrug
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Situated near Piketberg in the upper Berg River Valley of the Swartland region, Steenebrug has been part of Suiderland Plase for more than three decades. The farm produces table grapes on its 90 hectares and also has a grape packing facility. This packing house also serves as packing house for the grapes produced on the neighbouring farm, Ferland.

Cultivars produced

  • Red – Tawny, Flame, Starlight, Magenta, Krissy, Crimson Seedless, Scarlotta
  • White – Sugra35 (AutumCrisp), Cotton Candy, Early Sweet, Superior Seedless® (Sugraone), Regal Seedless, Sweet Globe
  • Black – Midnight Beauty® (Sugrathirteen), Sable Seedless (Sugrasixteen), Adora (Sugra 34)
  • Red – Red globe

Climate
With a Mediterranean climate, the farm’s harvesting season starts at mid-December and lasts until early March.

Packing facility
The pack house has a capacity of 25 000 cartons per day and about 650 000 cartons per season, each weighing 4,5 kg.

Ferland
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On Ferland 42 hectares were planted with new and exciting table grape varieties. The Steenebrug Workers’ Trust was established to assist with the application to license boreholes on Ferland. A joint venture between the Steenebrug Workers’ Trust and Suiderland Plase was established to farm the citrus orchards. When the boreholes are licensed, the joint venture will become active. In the 2013/14 season, 20 hectares of citrus (Nadorcott) orchard were established. An additional 20 hectares of citrus were planted and the Steenebrug Workers’ Trust will share in 35% of the profit in the joint venture. Suiderland Plase funded the establishment of the orchards.

Radyn
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Close to the town of Clanwilliam in the Olifants River Valley, Radyn is a producer of table grapes as well as citrus and has an on-site grape packing facility.

Cultivars produced

  • White – Early Sweet, Prime, Superior Seedless® (Sugraone), Cotton Candy (IFG-7), Autumn Crisp (Sugra35)
  • Red – Starlight, Krissy, Crimson Seedless, Scarlotta® (Sugranineteen)
  • Black – Sable Seedless® (Sugrasixteen)
  • Red – Red globe

Climate
The area has moderate winters and very hot summers, with temperatures reaching up to 52°C. The harvesting season for grapes starts in December with Prime and ends during early March with Scarlotta® (Sugranineteen).

Zandberg
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Zandberg is part of a black economic empowerment (BEE) venture and its success is a point of pride for Suiderland Plase. The Zandberg Trust was established as a shared ownership initiative with 55 permanent workers appointed in BEE partner positions. Being co-owners of the farm, the workers not only profit from the farm’s harvests, they also receive formal training in business principals as part of this worker empowerment project. Zandberg is located near the town of Clanwilliam, close to the West Coast.

Cultivars produced

  • Red – Scarlotta® (Sugranineteen)

Our aim is to keep thriving – our production outline indicates where we aim to grow.