Cherries

The production of cherries is a new extension to The Karsten Group’s fruit farming activities at Hoogland in the Western Cape. Seven new generation cherry varieties, which are suited to the local conditions have been planted and are harvested between weeks 48 and 52.

The cherry belongs to the Prunus group. It is a fleshy fruit that contains a single stony seed. The cherry is sometimes understood to have been brought to Rome from north-eastern Anatolia, historically known as the Pontus region in 72 BC.

The establishment of a cherry industry in the Ceres region is a major new development in the expansion of production in South Africa with exports expected to steadily increase in future.

Karsten Lappins Cherries

Lappins

Harvest Week: 50 to 52
Colour: Red
Market Season: Mid Season
Market Sector: Export & Local
Karsten Stella Cherries

Stella

Harvest Week: 48 to 50
Colour: Red
Market Season: Early Season
Market Sector: Export & Local
Karsten Sweetheart Cherries

Sweetheart

Harvest Week: 50 to 52
Colour: Red
Market Season: Mid Season
Market Sector: Export & Local
Karsten Van Cherries

Van

Harvest Week: 50 to 52
Colour: Red
Market Season: Mid Season
Market Sector: Export & Local
Karsten Bing Cherries

Bing

Harvest Week: 50 to 52
Colour: Red
Market Season: Mid Season
Market Sector: Export & Local
Karsten Royal Dawn Cherries

Royal Dawn

Harvest Week: 48 to 50
Colour: Red
Market Season: Early Season
Market Sector: Export & Local
Karsen Early Sweet Cherries

Early Sweet

Harvest Week: 48 to 50
Colour: Red
Market Season: Early Season
Market Sector: Export & Local