Bananas

Crookes Brothers manages banana operations in Mpumalanga, Mozambique and Eswatini.

In Mpumalanga, the group manages a banana operation on a farm leased by Mawecro Farming from the Mawewe CPA. The farm has 532 ha of bananas.

The group is also developing a banana project on its farm at Big Bend in Eswatini.

The group is also currently developing a 280 ha banana project in southern Mozambique in a 50/50 partnership with Silverland/Silverstreet. The farm is adjacent to the Pequinos Lebombos Dam, some 100km from the town of Komatipoort and 60km from Maputo.

All of the group’s bananas are marketed through Lebombo Growers under the Lebombo and Nkomazi brands. The group owns a significant minority stake in Lebombo Growers.