Where Can I Get Maize In South Africa

What is a Maize?

Maize, also known as corn in North American and Australian English, is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago.

Where Can I Get Maize In South Africa?

Where do you find maize in South Africa?

Maize production in South Africa by province in 2021/2022 (in 1,000 metric tons)

CharacteristicProduction in thousand metric tons
North West2,443
Northern Cape687

Which maize is best in South Africa?

CAP 90-01 is widely adapted for all Southern African conditions. It is tolerant to most maize diseases in Southern and Eastern Africa.

It has a high potential of yielding over 14mt/ha in certain areas of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. It is also adapted to other areas with reasonable rainfall expectations.

Which province grows maize in South Africa?

The Free State has not only the largest production but also the largest export trade in maize of any Province in South Africa.

From the crop of 1909 approximately 1,000,000 bags were exported. During the four months ended 30th April, 1910, the exports were 390,000 bags.

How long does maize take to grow in South Africa?

It can take anything between 90 to 120 days for maize to grow to its harvest period, depending on the variety and climatic conditions.

How profitable is maize farming in South Africa?

A maize yield of 4 tonnes per hectare (t/ha) at a price of R2 250/tonne will earn a profit of 28.6% (at a production cost of R7 000/ha). If the maize price goes up with a mere R250 per tonne (R2 500/ton), profitability will increase by 14.3%.