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FireFruit produces premium organic dragon fruit in South Africa

With a wide selection of varieties, FireFruit is one of the most diverse dragon fruit producers in South Africa. FireFruit strives and proceeds to farm many different varieties and then select and produce only the best tasting sweetest fruits this world has to offer. We trademark our fruit so that it will stand out as a brand with consistent high quality great tasting fruits.

FireFruit believes in caring greatly. Caring for people, caring for our land, caring for nature. FireFruit produces organic fruit that we would like to share with people from all over the world.

FireFruit currently produces different colours of dragon fruit, e.g. sweet white flesh with red skin, sweet red flesh with red skin, sweet pink flesh with red skin and will in the near future produce sweet white flesh with yellow skin.

Dragon fruit a.k.a. pitaya or pitahaya originated in Central America and can now be found in almost all areas of the world. It is a subtropical vining cactus, but can adapt to most new environments.

“The Flower of the Night” was a name given to the Pitaya as the plant produces large beautiful flowers, flowering only for one night. If the flower is pollinated it will produce the most amazing fruit, Dragon Fruit, FireFruit. Varieties can be pink, red, yellow or green skinned, with many different fleshed varieties. The fruit range between 0,2kg – 1.4kg in size, it’s easy to peel and contains edible seeds. The taste of the fruits can range from mild to sweet to complex. Dragon fruit can be enjoyed in many different ways and the health benefits is just remarkable.

FireFruit is a Kingdom business.

FireFruit produces premium organic dragon fruit in South Africa

With a wide selection of varieties, FireFruit is one of the most diverse dragon fruit producers in South Africa. FireFruit strives and proceeds to farm many different varieties and then select and produce only the best tasting sweetest fruits this world has to offer. We trademark our fruit so that it will stand out as a brand with consistent high quality great tasting fruits.

FireFruit believes in caring greatly. Caring for people, caring for our land, caring for nature. FireFruit produces organic fruit that we would like to share with people from all over the world. FireFruit currently produces different colours of dragon fruit, e.g. sweet white flesh with red skin, sweet red flesh with red skin, sweet pink flesh with red skin and will in the near future produce sweet white flesh with yellow skin. Dragon fruit a.k.a. pitaya or pitahaya originated in Central America and can now be found in almost all areas of the world. It is a subtropical vining cactus, but can adapt to most new environments. “The Flower of the Night” was a name given to the Pitaya as the plant produces large beautiful flowers, flowering only for one night. If the flower is pollinated it will produce the most amazing fruit, Dragon Fruit, FireFruit. Varieties can be pink, red, yellow or green skinned, with many different fleshed varieties. The fruit range between 0,2kg – 1.4kg in size, it’s easy to peel and contains edible seeds. The taste of the fruits can range from mild to sweet to complex. Dragon fruit can be enjoyed in many different ways and the health benefits is just remarkable. FireFruit is a Kingdom business.

WHITE PITAYA

Sweet white flesh, red skin
AVAILABLE

RED PITAYA

Sweet red flesh, red skin
AVAILABLE

PINK PITAYA

Sweet pink flesh, red skin
AVAILABLE

YELLOW PITAYA

Sweet white flesh, yellow skin
AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE

IN SEASON FOR 5 TO 6 MONTHS PER YEAR

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HEALTH BENEFITS

HIGH IN NUTRIENTS

RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

LOW IN CALORIES

CONTROLS DIABETES

IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTER

LOADED WITH FIBER

AIDS IN DIGESTION

ANTICANCER PROPERTIES

ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES

B VITAMINS & MAGNESIUM 

AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS

IMPROVES DIGESTION

IMPROVES SKIN

STRONGER BONES & TEETH

ANTI-BACTERIAL 

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

 

CONTAINS VITAMINS B1, B2, B3 & C, POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS, CARDOTENE, PROTEIN, CALCIUM, IRON AND PHOSPHORUS.

DRAGON FRUIT RECIPES & USES

GROW YOUR OWN

SUPERFOODS IN YOUR YARD
 
Dragon fruit is a water-wise plant that is relatively easy to grow. They can grow quite rapidly (up to a few centimeters per day) and depending on your area can produce fruits for 5 to 6 months of the year. This plant is perfect for your garden or to cover your porch. You can grow them in pots and make beautiful ornamental showpieces. Or you can plant them on a large scale. While doing so producing delicious sweet tasting superfruit!
 
FireFruit will soon start to sell plant cuttings to the South African public.
 
Grow your own and fall inlove with this amazing super plant and all that it has to offer!
"FireFruit is probably the best fruit I’ve tasted! Each time I am amazed by all the different varieties. Not only does it taste good, but it’s extremely good for your health! Dragon fruit is a low-calorie fruit that is high in fiber and provides a good amount of several vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It always gives my immune system a boost, making me feel energized for the day"
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Chanelle Robbetze
Real Estate Agent
"Being a full-time business women, I never get time for cooking. My go-to superfood is a FireFruit dragon fruit because it is striking, sufficient in nutrients and tasty. As a women, that is key."
Lisa Brown
Make-up Artist and Hairstylist

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CONTACT US

RETREAT AGRICULTURE

Retreat Farm,

P.O. Box 74,

Agterkliphoogte,

Robertson,

6705

EMAIL: Louwdewet@firefruit.co.za

CELLPHONE: +27 79 501 7749

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The Pitaya Fruit is one of natures most unique plants, with a flower like an explosion of fire and a sweet tasting fruit.

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  • This is a development for 5 hectares of citrus, but to make the most out of this huge capital investment, we will plant @firefruit_ all around the block under the triangular part of the net structure towards the anchors. The distance around is 1000 metres and will have plenty of space for these plants. 
Dragonfruit's growth style can be manipulated and therefore makes it an ideal plant to make the most of all the area under net. Some producers plant trees there but only half of the tree can then be "farmed" properly and some producers just leave that space empty which doesn't make sense to me at all.
This will also be a great tool for research and insight regarding the benefits and impact of the shadenetting on these plants.
I believe it will have amazing benefits having your plants under these nets. Especially in our harsh and extreme climate!

#firefruit_ #FireFruit #dragonfruit #pitaya #pitahaya #agriculture #shadenetting #innovation #thinkingforward #forwardfarming #solutions #research #benefits #producing #superfood #superfruit
  • Ripping the sandy soils of the Galgeberg mountain to an effective depth of around 600mm.
This is the location of our new expansion block.
Situated right at the foot of the mountain.
P.S. There will also be a side project at another location!
Check out our next post.
Very exciting developments taking place in this new season of breakthroughs!

#firefruit_ #FireFruit #pitaya #pitahaya #dragonfruit #superfood #superfruit #rip #soil #sand #johndeere #agriculture #mountain #RetreatAgriculture
  • Preparations for an expansion block is underway.
We are making wood droppers from saligna (bluegum) trees.

There might not have been a lot of plant growth happening over the last few months, but there has surely been some important developments taking place.
Plants resting and taking up much needed nutrients and resources for the coming season.
This season there will be more plants, more fruits and many more varieties!

#firefruit_ #FireFruit #dragonfruit #pitaya #pitahaya #new #season #project #development #agriculture #expanding #wood #poles
  • We managed to catch our first bees within 2 weeks of putting out the hives!

#sustainable #farming #beekeeping #bee #beehive #beefarming🐝🍯 #firefruit_ #FireFruit #agriculture #dragonfruit #pitaya #pitahaya
  • Winter day sunset.

It is the season of building up and storing reserves for the coming season.

#firefruit_ #FireFruit #sunset #view #agriculture #westerncape #southafrica #superfood #superfruit #dragonfruit #pitaya #pitahaya
  • We are officially in "bee-sness".
We put out our first two beehives this week in the hope of catching some free wandering swarms of bees.
These bees will pollinate our dragonfruit flowers aswell as other flowers in the area (about a 5km radius) in the coming months. 
Excited to branch out into this venture. Learning a lot about bees and beekeeping in the process.
Please "bee" aware of the benefits and importance of bees in our universe!

#FireFruit #firefruit_ #honey #bee #beehive #protectthebees #protectthebees🐝 #future #existence #beneficial #beefarming🐝🍯 #agriculture #diy #pollinate
  • The last of this seasons @firefruit_ s!

The plants are going into a rest phase building up much needed resources for the coming season!
The cooler temperatures and the shorter days lets the plants know that they have to rest and strengthen for what lies ahead.

#firefruit_ #FireFruit
  • Our final cycle of @firefruit_ dragonfruit for the season is maturing and developing nicely and will be ready in a couple of weeks!

After the final harvest pruning will commence and so will our making of cuttings for further expansion!

How many fruits do you count in this photo?

#FireFruit #firefruit_ #organic #dragonfruit #pitaya #pitahaya #superfruit #superfood #healthy #harvest #fruit #cactus #autumn #pruning #cuttings #stems #final #cycle #waterwise #plantforthefuture
  • Look what Foliage created from our @firefruit_ dragonfruit!

SMOKED BEETROOT & DRAGONFRUIT TARTAR

It looks amazing @chriserasmus

Currently our produce is exclusively available at @foliagefranschhoek & @therobertsonsmallhotel 
#firefruit_ #FireFruit #restaurant #organic #superfruit #superfood #franschhoek #foliage #healthy
  • Last week we had another beautiful flower cycle and we
cannot wait for the next fruiting cycle!
This amazing fruit can go from flower to fruit in just 40 to 50 days!

We will be looking to sell our fruits to some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the beautiful Cape area. Focusing on Franschhoek and Robertson first.

We'll keep you informed of where our delicious fruits might be found soon! 
#firefruit_ #FireFruit #dragonfruit #pitaya #pitahaya #flower #fruit #cycle #healthy #delicious #premium #restaurant #hotel #franschhoek #robertson #limited #superfood #superfruit

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