top of page


pistachio local vs international.jpg

South Africa has been producing pistachios for almost a decade and the quality: size, color, and taste, is among the best in the world.

Globally pistachios have a bright future for those that can successfully grow. In line with all nuts it has experienced growing demand and is projected to experience growing demand for years to come. However, unlike other nuts, pistachios face major production challenges in the handful of countries that can commercially successful grow pistachios. Increasing water scarcity and restrictions, soil salination, warm winters, political unrest, and trade wars all limit the production capacity and marketing ability.

South Africa can be the 5th largest producer in 10 - 15 years, have wider access to markets than any of the major producing countries and command a premium price for its produce.


The Pistachio Nut Company is set to establish its own pistachio orchards as well in 2021. If you want to invest in pistachio production and processing get in touch with us. Besides providing plant material and supportive service to all prospective growers of pistachios in South Africa, the Pistachio Nut Company will also get directly involved in the production of pistachios. 

pistachio local shell.jpg
bottom of page