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).