Varietal Development

Some may ask, why varietal development?

Well, fruit appearance is critical in the modern marketplace, and fruit of new cultivars is usually more attractive and distinctive than traditional cultivars, giving them the competitive edge over other fresh fruit types and products.

Varietal development plays an integral part in our business and we have over 2 ha of test blocks where we test pome and stone fruits for their suitability to our region, climate, markets and clients demands.

Our close relationship with TopFruit ensures we have access to the latest varieties on the market for cultivar development, ensuring that we are on the cutting edge with our supplier offering. TopFruit has been introducing new fruit varieties into Southern Africa from breeders all over the world since 1983. Their focus is to discover and unlock the potential of these varieties for Southern African producers. This is achieved through variety development, a strong program of intellectual property management, brand development, and innovative marketing initiatives.

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Peaches

We grow and supply a range of white and yellow flesh peaches from October to January, with new varieties being tested each year. For extensive list of varieties, please contact our marketing department at: marketing@bluejayfruit.co.za

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Snow Princess

White Flesh | Sweet
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17800

Yellow Flesh | Sweet
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Princess Time

Yellow Flesh | Sweet
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Spring Princess

Yellow Flesh | Sweet

Nectarines

We grow and supply a range of white and yellow flesh nectarines from October to March, with new varieties being tested each year. For extensive list of varieties, please contact our marketing department at: marketing@bluejayfruit.co.za

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Kay Diamond

Yellow Flesh | Sweet
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August Bright

Yellow Flesh | Sweet/Tart
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Monagro

White Flesh | Sweet
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Mongreb

White Flesh | Sweet

Apples

We currently have over 35 new apple varieties in our test block, and have found some real gems which we will be releasing onto the marekt soon.  At present our prize variety is the  Pink Lady, of which we produce over 2000 tons.  Additionally, with the release of JOYA onto the market it calls for very exciting times in the apple industry!

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Rosy Glow

Intense pink colour | Sweet flavour
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Pink Lady

Pink blush | Refreshing and sweet, champagne-like taste
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Joya (Sundowner)

Bright red | Crispy and crunchy
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Kiku

Ruby-red stripes | Sweet and juicy

Pears

The Prevar Pear range has focused on combining red colours with high eating quality, and a strong emphasis has been placed on combining crisp and juicy flesh textures with desirable flavours – we are very excited about what will come out of this range, and are keeping our eyes on these trees!

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Prevar

Innovative fruit with range of flavours