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Durban’s Mistletoe – Litchis!

Yes! It’s that time of year again where we can start enjoying this beautiful, juicy fruit. Do litchis not trigger thoughts of summer and Christmas for you? Or is it just me?
Litchis, also called lychees (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) are subtropical fruit native to China. The fruit develops in clusters on sizable evergreen trees, requiring six to eight years to reach full production. Litchi trees thrive with ample moisture and well-drained soil.

Growing Carrots

I have been growing my own carrots at Fairview for a while now and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the bright orange top of a juicy carrot sticking out of the soil, indicating it’s ready to be harvested. Mostly, the carrots that come out are an odd shape and don’t have the nice […]

Biodiversity On Our Farm

Having a variety of different plants and animals is really important for macadamia farms to be successful in growing the tasty nuts we love. It’s not just about making sure there are enough nuts for us to eat, but also about taking care of the natural environment that helps the farms stay healthy. By having […]

Growing Dragon Fruit in Your Garden

Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya or pitahaya, is a unique and exotic fruit that has gained popularity in recent years. It is one of those fruits that you look twice at when walking passed as its quite unusual. The two most common types have bright red skin with green scales or spikes that resemble […]

Macadamia Nuts

Here at Fairview Estates, we have a Macadamia co-op, which is an innovative first in South African farming, allowing you to buy land, invest in Macadamia’s and receive a turnkey farming solution as a member of a co-operative. South Africa has been the world’s largest producer of Macadamia nuts since 2010. They’re indigenous to Australia […]