Delecta Fruit

We work in partnership with nature and feel a strong sense of social responsibility towards our environment, our community and our country

Delecta Products

Delecta Fruit exports a broad range of top quality Southern African fruit to discerning international retail and wholesale clients at destinations across the globe. The fruit we export includes citrus, apple & pear, stone fruit, table grapes, blueberries, cherries, and butternuts.

Delecta Standards

Delecta has been IFS Broker accredited since 2011. International Featured Standards (IFS) Broker was created as a standard to ensure the safety and quality of products, filling the gap between production and distribution.

Delecta Fruit Exports

Delecta Fruit exports a broad range of top quality Southern African fruit to discerning international retail and wholesale clients at destinations across the globe. The fruit we export includes citrus, apple & pear, stone fruit, table grapes, blueberries, cherries, and butternuts.

Our company was founded in 1997 and from modest beginnings we have grown steadily since then. Delecta initially focussed on table grapes, but we have since developed our business into a multi-category operation which is continuously expanding. We are solution-driven and attention to detail is part and parcel of our make-up.

As Delecta is owned by leading producers, we produce much of the fruit we market ourselves and we stand firmly behind the quality of our product. Our producer shareholders have been farming for multi-generations and strive for sustainability as a collective.

Delecta adds value to the fruit that we produce, through strong technical support and by managing the full logistical supply chain, from farms across Southern Africa, through the packing and shipping process to the point when we deliver the product to our receivers.

Although we operate in many fruit production areas across South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, we are based in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. Our main office is in Paarl, and we have an operational office in the Ceres Valley production region.

Our company’s focus is predominantly on the export marketing of fruit, and we have also developed a flourishing market for fruit on the South African domestic market.

Delecta is a member of the Fresh Producers’ Exporters Forum and the Agricultural Produce Agents’ Council.

Delecta Fruit Key Statistics

VARIETIES

COUNTRIES

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Our product range

Pome

Stone

Citrus

Grape

Blueberry

In the news

Recent Weather Events and Agricultural Impact Western Cape

Recent Weather Events and Agricultural Impact

Recent weather events and their impact on agriculture have been significant, especially in the Cape Town region and surrounding areas. We’ve put together the recent updates on rainfall, the impact of the floods, and how we’re taking the necessary measures to mitigate the impact on our produce.

Fresh Plaza: Warm reception for Zimbabwean blueberries in South Africa before global trade starts

"The Zimbabwean blueberry export season commenced in mid-April, with the first products being shipped to South Africa where blueberry prices remain favourable. "The market has to...
Delecta Spekboom Planting and Team Building Day

Growing Together: 7 Teams and 5000 Spekboom Cuttings

The Delecta Spekboom Planting and Team Building Day wasn’t just about planting trees; it was about sowing the seeds of collaboration, sustainability and community.

Delecta Spekboom Environment Sustainability Initiative

The Remarkable Capabilities of Spekboom: An Environmental Steward

Nestled within one of our producer’s farms, an exceptional sustainability initiative is taking shape, one centred around a plant with extraordinary environmental attributes.

Betko Water Stewardship Project

With agriculture and production being part of the thirstiest water consumers globally, we recognise our responsibility in protecting, restoring and renewing this precious resource while supporting healthy ecosystems and economic development. This places water at the core of sustainable development throughout our agricultural supply chain and production systems.

Niel Smith: Category Manager Pome Fruit (Apples & Pears)

At Delecta we constantly strive toward growth and new prospects within our various fruit categories. One of the recent developments in support of our future strategy is the appointment of Niel Smith as Category Manager of the Pome Fruit (Apples and Pears) division.

Delecta Blueberries

Fresh Plaza – “The soil of Zimbabwe seems to be magical for blueberries”

Delecta Fruit’s Zimbabwean blueberry season has been underway for three weeks: the first berries are of excellent quality and size, flown out from Harare to high-value markets...
Delecta Packhouse

Fresh Plaza – Slow shipping tempo delays South African pears for Europe & UK

“Early Bon Chretien, Delecta’s first pears of the season which are  eagerly awaited in Europe due to low pear stocks, should have landed today but due to the slow tempo of...

Vegetables & Fruit – July/August 2020 Edition

Making short work of pome fruit. Delecta Fruit exports Southern African deciduous and citrus fruit to countries across the globe. The company was founded in 1997 after...

Citrus highlighted as one of the most favourable fruit category during Covid19

It is peak citrus time, which is great news. Not only are these delicious juicy fruits at their best flavour-wise, but they are also packed with vitamin C to help ward off winter...