Mandaryn-Heritage

The only citrus orchard cultivated in the Gamtoos River Vallei by pioneer farmers of the time, 90 years ago and still in production at present is found on the farm Mandaryn in the Kleinrivier region north east of Hankey.

This Empress Mandrin orchard was established in 1926 by J.H. Meyer (1860-1937). The fourth generation descendant T.C. Meyer 1965 is the managing director at present. The fifth generation W.J Meyer 1995 son of T.C. Meyer is a third year BSc Agric student at Stellenbosch University and plans to join the family business in a couple of years’ time.

For a citrus orchard to reach a life span of 90 years and still produce a crop of commercial significance is very rare.

For this reason we plan at a specific time during the harvest this year to supply our market agents and buyers with pallets of fruit from the 90 year orchard so they can join in our celebration of this rare occurrence.

Citrus production on this farm commenced in 1898 and 118 years later is progressing full steam ahead.

Die enigste sitrus boord in die Gamtoos Vallei wat 90 jaar gelede deur die Pionier boere van daardie tyd aangeplant is en tot vandag nog kommersiëel in produksie is, kom voor op die plaas Mandaryn in die Kleinrivier wyk van Hankey.

Hierdie Empress Mandaryn boord is in 1926 gevestig deur J.H Meyer (1860-1937). Die vierde geslag Meyer, T.C. Meyer bestuur tans die boerdery. Die vyfde geslag W.J. Meyer 1995 is tans n derde jaar student BSc Agric student te Stellenbosch en beplan om later by die familie besigheid aan te sluit.

In die sitrusbedryf is dit raar dat ‘n boord 90 jaar haal en steeds kommersiëel in produksie is en daarom beplan ons om hierdie jaar ons markagente en kopers met palette van hierdie boord spesifieke vrugte te voorsien sodat hul kan deel in ons viering van hierdie besonderse geleentheid.

Sitrus verbouing het in 1898 op hierdie plaas begin en 118 jaar later tel dit nog steeds momentum op.

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3 Generations of Meyers in the Orchard

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