Despite mechanisation, picking is still exclusively done by hand to protect the fruit. Once picked the fruit is transported to Goede Hoop Citrus (Pty) Ltd. where its first de-greened (if necessary), washed, treated and then coated with a layer of wax for aesthetic appeal and to prolong its shelf-life. The fruit is lastly sorted and inspected for quality, sized and finally packed into cartons for shipment.
Embracing the advantage of being a ‘Black Spot Free Area’ the citrus prepared and packed by the company, is exported to almost every country in the world. Goede Hoop Citrus (Pty) Ltd only uses leading and prominent exporters and packing is done in the format of the exporter’s choice. The citrus fruit is harvested all over the Olifants River Valley.