Summer Citrus from South Africa CEO Suhanra Conradie Talks Coming Crop as Company Approaches 20 Years


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Wed. April 18th, 2018 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Come June, U.S. consumers should be able to revel in some sweet, delicious citrus from South Africa. Summer Citrus from South Africa’s CEO Suhanra Conradie recently took the time to tell me about the coming season, as well as the company’s fast-approaching 20th anniversary.

Suhanra Conradie, CEO, Summer Citrus from South Africa

“We started importing in 1999,” Suhanra begins, explaining that the company's program is both well-disciplined and successful. “Our mission is really to complement local citrus production by providing the U.S. consumer with fresh, sweet, and delicious citrus in the summer.”

In terms of this year’s incoming crop, Suhanra shares that volumes look to be up anywhere from six to eight percent from last year.

Summer Citrus from South Africa's citrus grove

“We ship a sustainable 50,000 tons to the U.S. every year,” she continues. “Around June you will be able to eat some sweet and delicious citrus from South Africa!”

Summer Citrus from South Africa exports to several U.S. regions, including the Northeast and Midwest, plus lower regions like Florida and Texas.

Summer Citrus from South Africa's citrus grove

To hear all Suhanra had to say about the excitement of the approaching season, watch our brief video interview above!

Summer Citrus from South Africa