WHO WE ARE

With a solid reputation as a global fruit exporter, Zest Fruit passionately services fruit growers and the international fresh produce sector from production to retail counter. The core of our operations is supported by a wealth of marketing proficiency, technical product knowledge, innovation and cutting-edge information systems.

To optimise fruit movement from source to market, we provide marketing, risk management and supply chain solutions. Throughout all the processes, we place a strong emphasis on personal service and building long-term sustainable relationships.

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PRODUCTS

Our main focus is the export of citrus products, while pome fruit and grapes make up the remainder of our product basket. All fruit types are sourced throughout Southern Africa and exported to markets in Russia, Japan, Europe, Canada, the Far East, Middle East and UK.

Zest Fruit’s strength lies in tailoring supply to meet individual buyer requirements – from packaging formats to specific quality standards. Thus we apply out-of-the-box thinking to match our customers’ needs with those of our producers and vice versa.

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OPERATIONS

Planted, grown and harvested in African soil under sunny skies, Zest Fruit’s products are favoured in the Northern Hemisphere markets for their delectable taste and exceptional quality. Our South African grower network stretches from Limpopo Province and Mpumalanga all the way down to the Eastern and Western Cape. And the good name of our leading grower brands are known far and wide.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

  • July 20, 2022

    South African citrus sources are are now urgently awaiting further steps in resolving issues with new EU regulations The issue of citrus trade between South Africa and the European Union will now move to ministerial […]

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  • July 13, 2022

    As much as R654 million worth of South African citrus, already en route to Europe, may be destroyed as the European Union’s (EU) new cold-treatment regulations for citrus is set to kick in on 14 […]

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  • June 1, 2022

    Following years of struggles, South African producers again started exporting citrus through the Port of Maputo in Mozambique in May. Dawie Scholtz, general manager of the Maputo Port Fruit Terminal, said previous exports via the […]

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