Frequently Asked Questions
When can I buy South African fruit in the UK?
Peaches and nectarines: November to March
Plums: January to March
Pears: January to October
Apples: February to October
Where can I buy South African fruit?
South African fruit is so popular amongst us Brits that, during their respective seasons, South African fruit is widely available across all UK supermarkets.
Where can I find more information on South Africa?
Southafrica.info is a great resource for information on all aspects of South Africa, from tourism to culture. You can also check out South African Tourism’s website at www.southafrica.net
How will buying South African fruit help farm workers and their families?
The fruit industry is playing a crucial role in the development of South Africa post-Apartheid. Growers are working together with the South African government to provide a future of stability and equality for all South Africans working in and dependant on the industry. This includes providing education, housing and farm management opportunities for workers and their families. For more information check out our video report about ethical trading in South Africa on our video page
What can I do with South African fruit apart from snacking on it?
South African fruit is so versatile; you’d be pleasantly surprised by how well the wonderful flavours of the fruit make great accompaniments to both sweet and savoury dishes. For some inspiration, check out the recipes pages for lots of ideas that will tickle your taste buds!
I’m really into my healthy eating and try to get as many natural vitamins and minerals through my daily diet as possible. What health benefits do South African fruits offer?
South African fruits are full of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for a healthy, balanced diet. All the fruits featured on this site are excellent sources of vitamin C, which helps our bodies to absorb iron and to neutralize free radicals that can otherwise contribute to the development of diseases such as cancer. They are also high in potassium, which works with sodium to maintain the body’s water balance. Other benefits include lowering cholesterol, boosting the immune system and reducing the risk of heart and respiratory diseases.
For more health and nutrition information on each South African fruit, please visit the beautiful fruit information pages.
I have read that eating fruits like plums, peaches and nectarines can affect how healthy I look, how can this be true?
Researchers at the University of St Andrews have found that people rated as being more attractive and having the brightest skin complexion ate more fruits and vegetables than those who were rate as ‘less’ attractive. It is believed that carotenoid pigments may explain this effect and that by eating fruit and vegetables that are rich in antioxidant pigments, such as peaches, plums and nectarines, you will give your skin a more healthy glow. Click here for more information on the research and findings.
I am writing my own feature on South African fruit, where can I find more information and imagery?
You should find everything you need in the media centre. From press releases, recipe methods and images, photography and videos. All these files can be downloaded for you to use in your feature on South African fruit. Should you need anything else, just contact us and we will be happy to help.

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