The production of citrus fruit at Mosplaas Citrus near Keimoes along the Orange River is a major new development in extending the Karsten product basket.
The citrus production include Eureka lemons, Star Ruby and Nel Ruby grapefruit and the most popular Valencia types, namely Midknight and Delta.
The climate at Mosplaas allows the Group to harvest and pack its citrus fruit early in the season.
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The Karsten Group supplies a range of the best seedless table grape varieties available in the world. Table grapes from the core of the Group’s fruit exporting business and production is located along a 250 kilometer stretch of the Orange River in South Africa’s most important early grape growing region.
The packing season starts in week 45 and continues to week 6 and includes a range of red, white and black seedless varieties. Supplies from the Orange River are complemented from production…
The Karsten Group of Companies, with their headquarters based in Upington, South Africa, is involved in the production (Karsten Farms), shipment (Horizon Fruits) and export (Karsten Marketing) of fresh fruit in / from South Africa and the import, storage, packing and distribution of fresh fruit in the United Kingdom (Karsten UK) as well as The Netherlands (Karsten Europe B.V. and Timerfruit B.V.). The Group supplies and services retail clients in the United Kingdom, Europe, Far East, South East …
The Karsten Group grows and packs mainly Cantaloupe melons on its farms in the Orange River region.
The cultivar is Athena and is actually known as ‘muskmelons’ with a gray skin and juicy, orange, sweet flesh.
The Cantaloupe’s are harvested in November and December and sold mainly on the local market.
Hoogland produces excellent pears and the Karsten Group’s production focuses mainly on Williams Bon Chretion (Barlett), Packham’s Triumph and the blushed pear cultivar, Forelle.
Forelle has become one of South Africa’s best performing pear varieties and the Ceres region is the center of Forelle production in South Africa.