Citrus Fruit

Farmed with care. Delivered to your door.

Our Export Citrus Range

Farmgate World is partnership with Zimbabwean farmers and also grows its own citrus across the region. We grow the highest quality Navel and Valencia varieties as well as the juiciest Mandarins south of the equator. All our citrus are packed in our own or shared Global Gap pack house in Africa. Distribution of the famous Mazoe Brand in addition to produce from our own farms in the Mazoe Valley.

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Navel Oranges

Navel Orange trees are propagated with special techniques which make its origin traceable to Bahia, Brazil. Today, commercial Navel Oranges are grown in Brazil, USA and Africa with the biggest reaching up to 30 feet capable of producing oranges between 8cm to 10cm in diameter. Navel oranges are characterized by the growth of a second fruit at the apex, which protrudes slightly and resembles a human navel. They are primarily grown for human consumption for because they are seedless and their thicker skin makes them easier to peel. Their widespread distribution and long harvest period have made navel oranges very popular.

Valencias

Primarily grown for processing and orange juice production, Valencia oranges have seeds, varying in number from zero to nine per fruit. Its excellent taste and internal color make it desirable for the fresh fruit markets, too. The fruit has an average diameter of 2.7 to 3 inches (69 to 76 mm; 6.9 to 7.6 cm), and a piece of this fruit which weighs 96 grams (3.4 oz) has 45 calories and 9 grams of sugar. After bloom, it usually carries two crops on the tree, the old and the new. The commercial harvest season in Florida runs from March to June. Worldwide, Valencia oranges are prized as the only variety of orange in season during summer. Furthermore, Valencia oranges bring benefits because of the vitamin C and flavonoids contained. In 2012, the genome of the orange was sequenced, and was found to have with 29,445 protein-coding genes. It was also found that the sweet orange originated from a backcross hybrid between pummelo and mandarin orange.

Clementines

The clementine is a spontaneous citrus hybrid that arose in the late 19th century in Misserghin, Algeria, in the garden of the orphanage of Brother Clément Rodier, for whom it would be formally named in 1902. Some sources have attributed an earlier origin for the hybrid, pointing to similar fruit native to the provinces of Guangxi and Guangdong in present-day China but these are likely distinct mandarin hybrids, and genomic analysis of the clementine has shown it to have arisen from a cross between a sweet orange (Citrus × sinensis) and the Mediterranean willowleaf mandarin (Citrus × deliciosa), consistent with Algerian origin. There are three types of clementines: seedless clementines, clementines (maximum of 10 seeds), and Monreal (more than 10 seeds). Clementines resemble other citrus varieties such as the satsuma and tangerines. Clementines differ from other citrus in having lower heat requirement, which means the tolerance to fruit maturity and sensitivity to unfavorable conditions during the flowering and fruit-setting period is higher. However, in regions of high total heat, the Clementine bears fruit early; only slightly later than satsuma mandarins. These regions such as North Africa, Mediterranean basin, and California, also favor maximizing the Clementine size and quality. As a result, the tastiest Clementines are from these hot regions.

A-Grade Orchards

We implement best practices when it comes to orchard hygiene and maintenance with internationally trained staff.

International Standards

We operate under the highest agricultural standards, are HACCP certified and continuously work to meet global standards in farming.

World Renowned Farms

Our farms are known for the richest soils, favourable climates and the best care thanks to our commitment to quality produce.

Global Footprint

We have a global supply chain that supplies a wide range of top quality produce to customers from all corners of the world.

Contact Us

Contact Us

info@farmgateworld.co.za

326 Off East Road, Chipinge, Zimbabwe

Kingorani, EPZ, Changamwe Mombasa, Kenya

+25 471 7104 4666