Our Strawberries

Delicious strawberries have been growing at Redberry Farm since 2000 and over 400 tons harvested every year. First class fruit is picked and supplied to national retailers countrywide, reaching central Africa and even the Middle East.

Visitors can pick the freshest berries in our Pick Your Own fields or buy fresh and frozen strawberries at the Farm Stall. Second grade strawberries are used to make delicious jams, syrups, salad splash and other exclusive strawberry products available at our Farm Stall.

The best time to pick our delicious strawberries is from August to January, although we pride ourselves in all-year-round picking and supply.

Our flagship strawberries are Californian varieties, which are well suited for the climate we enjoy in George. Each variety is unique, with its own size and flavour:

  • San Andreas
  • Montery
  • Honor
  • Virtue
  • Splendor
  • Albion

Strawberries normally have a three-day shelf life. However, when they are looked after and refrigerated, shelf-life can be extended up to seven days depending on the season.

To preserve their wonderfully fresh, sweet flavour, it’s essential to take care of strawberries after picking them.

Always refrigerate strawberries once you are home and only wash them when you are ready to eat them or use them in salads and other delicious dishes. Gently rinse the strawberries under cool water while the green calyx is still on. After washing them, you can remove the calyx and then let the strawberries reach room temperature before serving to enhance their natural flavour.

Did You Know

  • There are approximately 200 seeds on an average strawberry.
  • Just eight strawberries will provide over 140% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for kids.
  • Unlike some other fruit, strawberries don’t continue to sweeten after being picked, but they will gain full colour.