ALG produces the entire spectrum of citrus for ten months of the year – with picking commencing in March.Citrus varieties produces are valencias, midknights, grapefruit, lemons, soft citrus such as clementines, mineolas, satsumas and fairchilds as well as ALG’s superlative, world-renowned navels.
ALG Estates Packing Schedule

SOFT CITRUS

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SATSUMA

A seedless mandarin that is yellow in complexion. It has exceptional cold-hardiness and is well suited for processing for juice and the segments are especially appropriate for canning in syrup.
ALG Estates Satsuma Citrus Fruit

Weeks: 13 - 14


CLEMENTINES

It maintains quality over a extended periods which makes it possible to for the fruit to be harvested later. It has a beautiful external quality and the fruit is known to be larger than other clementine varieties.
ALG Estates Quality Clemintines

Weeks: 17 - 25


FAIRCHILDS

The fairchild is famous for its beautiful colour and firm condition. It has many of the clementines characteristics and of shape, rind texture and colour, though it tends to be smaller. The flesh is juicy and tender.
ALG Estates Fairchild Tangerines

Weeks: 17 - 22



SCARLETS

ALG registered the name Scarlet in 1996 due to the exceptional quality produced in our valley. This is a handsome, highly coloured fruit having one of the deepest reddest colour of any citrus variety.
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Weeks: 24 - 25



MINNEOLAS

Cross Duncan grapefruit and Dancy tangerine. Large in size, the fruit has inherited some traits from both parents. The shape is round, with a pronounced and distinctive neck.
ALG Estates Minneolas Growers

Weeks: 27 - 30



MOR

This induced Murcott mutation from Israel is expected to mature July to August. Internal quality is excellent; high sugar and acid content. Fruit size is large and rind thin. In a mixed block seediness ranges from 0-5 seeds per fruit.

Weeks: available 2006


OR

The Or was imported into the RSA in 1997 from Israel. Rind colour is initially yellowish orange developing to orange and eating quality excellent.

Weeks: available 2006

VINOLA

A productive Winkling and Minneola hybrid from Isreal. The Winola has moderate fruit size with exelent eating quality.It is a seedless variety with a deep orange rind colour .

Weeks: Available 2005

ORANGES

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NAVEL

Being situated in the Western Cape it gives us the advantage of having the perfect climate and a black-spot free area. Our navel varieties include: Lina, Palmer, Bahianinha, Robyn and Summer Navels.

Weeks: 17 - 33


VALENCIAS

ALG’s second largest variety. We are exceptionally late with this variety wich makes it very unique for our export market. For our local market we deliver as late as January. Our varieties are the Midknight, Delta and the Valencia Late.

Weeks: 31 - 45

GRAPEFRUIT

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STAR RUBY

This is a grapefruit variety with exceptional quality. It is know for its red flesh and high juice content. It is almost invariably seedless and sweeter than Marsh.The advantage of our Star Ruby is its late time of maturity. ALG can supply up to November.

Weeks: 33 - 38


LEMONS

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EUREKA

This is the most widely grow lemon in the world. The rind thickness is medium to thin and tends to be rather smooth. Seeds are few, and the fruit has a high juice content with a high acid level.

Weeks: All Year


EUREKA SEEDLESS

Due to its unique characteristics,Eureka SL™ lemon is a novel, high-quality citrus variety that can be differentiated by the trade and identified by the consumer.In terms of consumption, Eureka SL™ has excellent potential in the food service industry for supply to restaurants and cocktail bars, as well as as a convenient alternative to conventional lemons.
ALG Seedless Eureka Lemons

Weeks: All Year


NEW VARIETIES

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LIMES

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FRUIT JUICE

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A.L.G. Estates operates its own processing plant where high quality, good colour and pleasant tasting fresh juice is produced. Concentrated juice and citrus oil is also produced. All juice is 100% pure with no additives. The concentrated juice is stored in two hundred liter steel drums at –20°C which gives it a considerable shelf life. The plant has a capacity to handle in excess of 20 000 tons of fruit per annum.

JUICE CONCENTRATE

Four types of concentrated juice is available namely Nawel, Valencia, Lemon, Mandarin and Star ruby. The mandarin is made up of Clementines, Satsumas and Fairchilds. Grapefruit juice is produced in small quantities when available. Oil is exptracted from the peels and used in industries such as health oils, food spicing and houshold cleaning products. The remaining peels are used as animal fodder.
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