Meet 2005 Farmer of the Year, Casper Badenhorst, of Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal.He is the biggest pineapple exporter in South Africa and the second largest Queen –Pineapple cultivator in the country.He provides pineapples for 52 weeks each year.
Meet our Team
Badenhorst boerdery has a dedicated team of +-200 people currently work on the pineapple farm, Belvedere.
Hluhluwe is a popular area to grow queen pineapples as it is cultivated in a radius of about 20 Kilometers. About 95% of all South Africa's Queen Pineapples grow in this area with only 12 farmers.
Casper Badenhorst 2005 Farmer of the Year.
Badenhorst Boerdery featured on the 8th of February 2016 in the popular documentary series of MegaBoere with Piet Croucamp on Kyknet.
MegaBoere with Piet Croucamp on Kyknet.
Our Farm is
We plant pineapples
We plant every week
We reap every week
Pineapples Ripening Chart
Is my pineapple ripe?
We harvest Pineapples when the sugar content is up to a certain standard, this is measured with a Brix scale, the ideal unit to use to establish the quality
of your products, or for determining when your product is ready for harvesting.
Brix is a scale of measurement that shows how many grams of sugar are contained in pineapples.
It doesn't mean that a green pineapple is not ripe and ready to enjoy as pineapples are artificially coloured to attract the consumers eye.
History of Pineapples
It is said to originate from the area between southern Brazil and Paraguay; however, little is known about the origin of the domesticated pineapple (Pickersgill, 1976). MS Bertoni (1919) considered the Paraná–Paraguay River drainage to be the place of origin.
What is Queen Pineapples?
The Cultivar: Queen Victoria. The scientific name for pineapple is Ananas Cosmosus, a member of the Bromeliaceae family.The family contains more than 2,100 species placed in 46 genera, but the most economically important species is the pineapple.
The flesh and juice of the pineapple are used in cuisines around the world. In many tropical countries, pineapple is prepared and sold on roadsides as a snack. It is sold whole or in halves with a stick inserted. Whole, cored slices with a cherry in the middle are a common garnish on hams in the West.
10 Health Benefits
1. Vitamin C.
2.Great for bone health.
3.Helps with digestion.
4.Helps with eye sight.
5.Filling but not heavy.
7.Prevents free radical damage.
9.Effective solution for acne.
10.Helps your skin looks younger.
Address: R22 Hluhluwe
Phone: 081 425 8766
Production and export of pineapples