The first truly new fruit to be launched on the world market since Kiwi Fruit some 30 years ago, the story of the Peppadew® Sweet & Spicy Fruit is as intriguing and endearing as its taste.
Just a few short years back, businessman and farmer (J.S.) was looking around the garden of his holiday home in the Eastern Cape in South Africa when he spotted an unusual-looking bush, standing head high, laden with small bright red fruit which looked like something between miniature red peppers and cherry tomatoes.
Gingerly, he bit into one. It had a unique, delicious taste – a mixture of peppery and sweet, but with a distinctive flavor. Rightly believing that he had hit upon something really new, he saved seeds from the ripened fruit of the mother plant , cultivated the seedlings, developed the secret recipe with which to process the fruit and gave the processed fruit the name PEPPADEW® (they are obviously peppery but are as sweet and tantalizing as the dew).
Worldwide research, global registration of the trademarks, international sole rights to grow the plant commercially, the establishment of commercial farms in the bountiful farmlands of the Tzaneen area and the building of a special processing, bottling and packaging factory followed and now Peppadew® Sweet & Spicy Fruits are being savored by discerning palates around the world - from South Africa, to Britain, Europe, Canada and as far away as Australia - 27 countries in all.This truly unique South African product has started a culinary adventure. Delicious on sandwiches and salads, or stuffed with cheese to make a great appetizer – use it on EVERYTHING! Peppadew® Sweet & Spicy Fruits are sure to earn a special place in your hearts. So go on, let your taste buds flirt a little… it’s all in great taste!