8 Things You Didn’t Know About Citrus Farming In South Africa

Written by Lillian Mutiso

South Africa is the world’s third largest producer of citrus fruits, after Turkey and Spain.  In Africa, The Southern African nation’s biggest competitor is Egypt. The country reaps big from exports of the fruits to European and Asian markets.

Valencias, Grapefruits, Navels and Mandarins are the main types of citrus fruits exported by South Africa.

Below are some things to know about citrus farming in South Africa.

Sources; ABC, SouthAfrica.info, Bloomberg, Fruitnet.com, Citrus Growers Association, farmer’s weekly, Business Day Live