The Jagro Process to produce and deliver the highest quality berries...

Nursery tended with utmost care

At Jagro, although our main planting season begins in September, the nursery preparation process begins well ahead with the planting of mother stock. Tended with the utmost care, these mother plants start shooting runners a few weeks after planting, which are then cut and potted in preparation for bed planting.

Greenhouse construction includes the careful laying of gradients for proper drainage, mulch for proper weed/pest cover and dripper systems for fertigation - a few of the myriad aspects covered meticulously in this phase. Land and bed preparation, as we call the preparation of the lay of the soil and land, is an arduous task requiring much precision and time.

Harvesting-Stem Picked

Harvesting starts two months after planting, when fruit is at its biggest, tastiest and juiciest. The first fruits from each plant are always the biggest and often the most off-shaped, although extremely tasty! From this point on, harvesting takes place daily, although quantities and size vary based on the plant life-cycle and the stage of planting.

Sorting and Storing for longer shelf life

As soon as the berries are harvested, they are immediately sorted, packed to specification, labeled and transferred into the Cold Rooms at a temperature of 2 degrees for an optimum shelf-life of up to 2 weeks.

Planting in Earnest

Once the beds and irrigation systems are ready, planting begins in earnest. Each potted plant is carefully removed and planted in neatly aligned beds, angled just right to absorb as many nutrients as is required for the months of work ahead.

From this point on, care is a mix of diligent tending of the plant, weeding and providing the optimum support, in the form of bees for pollination, plant analysis for ensuring that the maximum possible nutrients are absorbed and warding off pests.

Cold Truck Transportation

From then on, our own freezer trucks transport fruit to our various customers, the airport for overseas shipments and the processing centre for Jam and Topping.

This is how the "Jagro" berry gets to you!