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Visit to Fruit 2U Packhouse 2016

Large plastic bins with pomegranates are brought in from the orchards.
Large plastic bins with pomegranates are brought in from the orchards.
The ladies are putting the pomegranates in by hand because the lines are being cleaned.
The ladies are putting the pomegranates in by hand because the lines are being cleaned.
Pomegranates are taken out of the water bath. The juice from the pomegranates make the water turn black.
Pomegranates are taken out of the water bath. The juice from the pomegranates make the water turn black.
The pomegranates get a wax layer.
The pomegranates get a wax layer.
After washing the pomegranates are dried.
After washing the pomegranates are dried.
Pomegranates are sorted by hand for quality.
Pomegranates are sorted by hand for quality.
The Le Roux pack house was burned to the ground during riots three years ago. The workers themselves chased the rioters but it was too late.
The Le Roux pack house was burned to the ground during riots three years ago. The workers themselves chased the rioters but it was too late.
Jan Le Roux had a new pack house built to modern standards.
Jan Le Roux had a new pack house built to modern standards.
In order to give the employees as much work as possible, at the moment 10 months per year, they sort and pack pomegranates for third parties.
In order to give the employees as much work as possible, at the moment 10 months per year, they sort and pack pomegranates for third parties.
Big ventilation pipes keep the temperature at a constant level.
Big ventilation pipes keep the temperature at a constant level.
The ladies are busy making up cardboard boxes.
The ladies are busy making up cardboard boxes.
The finished product. The global demand for pomegranates has risen dramatically due to the health benefits.
The finished product. The global demand for pomegranates has risen dramatically due to the health benefits.
Brent Geddes from Pomona shows his pomegranates which have just been packed.
Brent Geddes from Pomona shows his pomegranates which have just been packed.
Special sidewall which quickly cools the fruit in the coldstores.
Special sidewall which quickly cools the fruit in the coldstores.
Pomegranates ready to go to Egypt where the arils will be removed sold in cups for Marks and Spencer.
Pomegranates ready to go to Egypt where the arils will be removed sold in cups for Marks and Spencer.
Top quality product ready for export.
Top quality product ready for export.
Marius Voigt, Manager of the pack house is proud of the pack house
Marius Voigt, Manager of the pack house is proud of the pack house

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