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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Growing Berries in South Africa

Types of berries and growing berries in South Africa.

The Koo Valley is well known for its densely planted fruit tree orchards and a brand of canned fruit in South Africa that bears its name.

Growing Berries

The Koo valley lies between the Long and Waboomsberge mountains in Western Cape, South Africa. Lush farmlands arealso well known for Cape Wine lands and the famous picturesque road of Rooihoogte Pass or R318 that passes along the full length of the Koo valley.

The Eastern Cape Berry Corridor hopes to become the largest blueberry producers by 2020. Thornhill Farms in Amathole spearhead the Eastern Cape berry corridor, which is one of the seven districts of Eastern Cape Province.
 
Fruit and berries grown in Koo valley, the berry corridor or your own home garden are a delicious treat packed with vitamins, fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Blueberries
Below are some common berries grown in South Africa.

Blueberry

Sweet, juicy blueberries are used for fresh eating, or in sauces and baked goods.


Currants

The small, round fruits may be translucent white, red or purple with a rich, tart flavor used for preserves or wines.

 
Elderberry

Similar to currants, elderberries are dark red to purple and make fine wine and preserves.


Gooseberry

This thorny plant produces tart, green berries used in pies and preserves.


Grapes

Are botanically classified as berries. Table grapes are used fresh and may be red, green or black. Small, seeded types have an aromatic flavor and are used for juices and wines.


Huckleberry

Huckleberries are similar to blueberries, and are delicious fresh, or in jams and baked goods.


Loganberry

This cross between a raspberry and a blackberry has a distinct taste and is used commercially in jams and juices.

Raspberry

Raspberries are cold-hardy and long-lived, producing sweet, flavorful fruit suitable for fresh eating, sauces and preserves.

Strawberry

Have an intense strawberry flavor that makes you stand up and take notice. Strawberries are cultivated worldwide with a sweet-smelling aroma, red color, and natural sweetness.

Youngberry 

Byrnes M. Young introduced this hybrid cross between a dewberry and a blackberry in 1905. Youngberries are frequently grown in South Africa.

Raspberries are cold-hardy and long-lived, producing sweet, flavorful fruit suitable for fresh eating, sauces and preserves.
Did you know?
George is a small town close to Cape Town South Africa which hosts a two day Strawberry Festival in September of each year.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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