Berry Plants as a Hedge or Windbreak

Duel purpose Apart from providing highly nutritional and delicious fruit, some berry plants can be used as a natural hedge to improve privacy and security. Some taller growing berry types can even be used as…

Gooseberry Economics

According to the Berry Association, there was a 7% increase in the demand for berries, both locally and internationally. It is clear that even in a somewhat challenging economic environment, more people are adding berries…

Festive Recipe – Raspberry Macaron

With the holidays around the corner, it would be a good time to make your own impressive edible gifts or to use them as a “load-shed-proof” dessert. This easy-to-make Raspberry Macaron filled with Dark Chocolate…

Fruit for Thought

Most people have read or heard about all the health benefits of berries. The internet, health magazines, and other platforms love to point out these factors, but are they really true? We did some research…

8 Tips for Growing Raspberry Plants

Quick intro and interesting facts The raspberry is the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family, most of which are in the subgenus Idaeobatus. A raspberry is actually not a true berry, but an aggregate fruit, developing…

Mulching Berry Fields

Mulch is a layer of material that gets spread over the surface of the soil, consisting of either organic or synthetic material. Aspiring berry farmers often ask me what the most important and unique challenges…

They even grow in snow 🫐 ❄️

Frost is no problem at all. In fact, some berry varieties prefer longer and colder winters to properly fruit and thrive. Almost all berry plants, except for the softer Cape gooseberry, are extremely cold-hardy and…

Grow Your Own Berries

With the slower global economy, rising food prices, war tensions, and national power grid instabilities, many people are interested in growing their own food. Nutrient-dense crops such as berries can be grown at home for people who want…

Alternative berry crops

Alternative berry crops   Apart from the very popular berries such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, goji berries and gooseberries, there is also a growing demand for other berry types. Amongst others, the aronia berry, currants…

Training with us

  Apart from growing and supplying various types of berry plants, Berries For Africa also provides technical assistance and grower support to our berry growers. Learning of these technical skills is critical for any grower…

Commercial Gooseberry Farming

Commercial Gooseberry Farming Commercial gooseberry farming presents many opportunities for local farmers, especially those wishing to diversify and add variety to their crop offering. This is because gooseberries are relatively easy to cultivate, grow well…

Organic windbreak using elderberry trees

Wind sensitive crops such as citrus, gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries etc would greatly benefit from a windbreak to prevent the young plants from breaking, foliage abrasion and also from flowers on older plants being damaged by…

Buy one, get one tree!

Buy one, get one tree Apart from being a nursery to berry producers (farmers), we also supply various berry plants in different sizes such as in a 3L (19cm diameter) shrub pot.       …