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Welcome to Mandaryn Boerdery

Nestled in the North Eastern part of the Gamtoos Valley, just outside Hankey in the Eastern Cape we find the Madaryn Farm. 4 Generations of farmers have farmed here since 1898, and produced fruit in a very unique part of the Gamtoos area. Due to much colder winters and cooler Spring, we find these elements better for maturity dates. The trees enjoy rooting into deep rich red soil, and are irrigating with crystal clear and almost spring quality water from the Kleinrevier which cuts directly through the farm.

With Woolworths we’re pioneering a new approach to growing citrus sustainably and in harmony with nature so that we are compromising quality or adding to the cost. Fewer chemicals mean less chemical run-off, which, along with less soil erosion and loss of top soil, helps maintain water quality and biodiversity. Mandaryn also uses integrated pest management principles in order to reduce reliance on chemical pesticides and herbicides and encourage biodiversity.

Mandaryn exports it’s citrus globally, and is G.A.P. certified.

Mandaryn Boerdery does not forget about where it is situated, and the local community that thrives around it. Mandaryn is currently giving its support to a local Day Care & Learning Centre, ensuring the children of the future are gaining the critical education needed at this early age. We are also proud supporters of the Red Lions Rugby Team, a local Rugby team that has seen many generations of farmers and farm employees enjoy the sport together.

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We are proud of our Citrus

Mandaryn Boerdery prides itself in decades of export quality citrus, and with international demand we now produce over 15 varieties of citrus.

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satsuma

Its fruit is “one of the sweetest citrus varieties, with a meltingly tender texture” and usually seedless, about the size of other mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata). One of the distinguishing features of the satsuma is the thin, leathery skin dotted with large and prominent oil glands, which is lightly attached around the fruit, enabling it to be peeled very easily in comparison to other citrus fruits. The satsuma also has particularly delicate flesh, which cannot withstand the effects of careless handling. The uniquely loose skin of the satsuma, however, means that any such bruising and damage to the fruit may not be immediately apparent upon the typical cursory visual inspection associated with assessing the quality of other fruits. In this regard, the satsuma might be categorised as a hit-and-miss citrus fruit; the loose skin particular to the fruit precluding the definitive measurement of its quality by sight and feel alone.

 

The Plamer navel orange is a type of sweet orange that is seedless and has a rich, juicy flavour that is delicious for eating out of hand. The fruit is large and has a deep orange colour. It peels easily and the tender flesh provides a rich and pleasant flavour. The navel is recognised as the primary eating orange throughout the world.

 

The Washington navel orange is a type of sweet orange that is seedless and has a rich, juicy flavour that is delicious for eating out of hand. The fruit is large and has a deep orange colour. It peels easily and the tender flesh provides a rich and pleasant flavour. The navel is recognised as the primary eating orange throughout the world.

The Cambria navelate orange is a type of late orange that is high in sugar, seedless and has a rich, juicy flavour that is delicious for eating out of hand. The fruit is medium to large in size and has a small navel which is often concealed. It is a bvery firm orange with tender flesh that provides a rich and pleasant flavour. The navel is recognised as the primary eating orange throughout the world. It is a top quality orange with a smooth deep orange coloured peel.

 

Nova originated in Florida in 1942 from as a hybrid from a crossing between a Fina clementine and an Orlando tangelo. It was officially released in 1964. The fruit is medium to large in size. The fruit is medium to large in size, the rind is a reddish-orange and the flesh deep orange in colour. The segments are juicy, tender and sweet. In South Africa it is harvested from end April to the end of May/beginning July. It has been planted on a modest scale recently in Cape Province.

 

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Fruit size is larger than Clementines and Nova. A rind colour of deep red-orange, together with a slightly pink albedo, is a distinguishing characteristic of Nadorcott. Therefore, Nadorcott fruit can be easily distinguished in the market. Rind texture is good, being smoother in more humid, coastal production areas than drier, inland areas. Fruit splitting seldom occurs, whille ribbing at the stem end is moderate. Fruit can be harvested over a six-week period without loss of quality.

 

The Midknight valencia is a type of juicing orange with significantly larger fruit size and is virtually seedless. Intense flavour makes it excellent for eating or juicing. It has a well-coloured, moderately thin and very smooth rind. The fruit generally has a soft succulent texture with a light orange flesh. High acid content combines with a high sugar content to produce a delicious taste. Midknight has a very high juice percentage and a very good flavour.

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The fruit shape is oblate and a small, closed protruding navel sometimes present. Depending on the area, the rind is smooth (Addo) to slightly pebbled (Citrusdal), where there is sometimes slight fluting of the stem end. Rind colour is dark orange to orange red, with a medium thin rind thickness. The fruit peels reasonably easily at maturity, sometimes leaving a little albedo and oily. The flesh is a dark orange and cores slightly open to open. Fruit quality is very good, with high sugars and good acid levels resulting in a good ratio.

 

Empress mandarins are large, sweet and juicy with a moderate amount of seeds and a low acidity. The glossy, deep orange skin easily peels away to reveal eight to ten large sections. They are the perfect mandarins for people who are fond of oranges since their flavour is similar to a ripe orange. Empress mandarins are delicious when eaten alone, on top of a salad or cooked into a favourite recipe.

 

 

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The team behind Mandaryn

We believe in a diverse range of personnel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.

The goal here at Mandaryn has always been to grow top quality fruit. Building on our experience, talent, skills and core values has made this company what it is today. Each member of the Mandaryn team puts their heart and soul into all that we do… and it shows! We genuinely care about the satisfaction of each of our customers and meeting their quality demands.

Tertius Meyer
Tertius Meyer

Tertius Meyer

Owner
Trevor Kramer
Trevor Kramer

Trevor Kramer

Farm Manager Highlands Farm
Robert Blake
Robert Blake

Robert Blake

General Farm Manager
Leon Ferreira
Leon Ferreira

Leon Ferreira

Farm Manager Duplex Farm
Andre Pieters
Andre Pieters

Andre Pieters

Packhouse Manager
Genezel Draai
Genezel Draai

Genezel Draai

Packed Fresh Produce Dispatch Clerk
Doreen Pieters
Doreen Pieters

Doreen Pieters

Administrative Clerk
Patsy Wilson
Patsy Wilson

Patsy Wilson

Accounts Clerk
Tertius Meyer

Tertius Meyer

Owner
Trevor Kramer

Trevor Kramer

Farm Manager Highlands Farm
Robert Blake

Robert Blake

General Farm Manager
Leon Ferreira

Leon Ferreira

Farm Manager Duplex Farm
Andre Pieters

Andre Pieters

Packhouse Manager
Genezel Draai

Genezel Draai

Packed Fresh Produce Dispatch Clerk
Doreen Pieters

Doreen Pieters

Administrative Clerk
Patsy Wilson

Patsy Wilson

Accounts Clerk
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Mandaryn’s History

Citrus production on this farm commenced in 1898 and 118 years later the farm is steeped in history. We are proud of the historic value the farm has in the area, and will be opening the “Mandaryn Museum” filled with historical items and photographs taken over the decades. Click the link below to read about some of the farm’s history compiled by Johan Meyer a 3rd Generation Descendant.

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Did You Know?

Mandarins are a very healthy fruit because they are high in vitamin C and dietary fibre. In addition, dried mandarin peels are thought to have many medicinal uses. They have been used to reduce phlegm, to treat abdominal issues and aid in digestion. They are also used in traditional Indian medicine to help regulate ‘chi’.

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