Strandveld Rooibos and Woolworths

Date: 2006

Location: Elim, Overberg Region

Purpose and outcomes: Rooibos seeds were sown and seedlings made for transplanting and evaluated in Elim, south coast, South Africa.

  • The first evaluation was successful, as double the amount of tea were harvested compared to its original growing area along the west coast of South Africa.
  • The Rooibos tea plantations were expanded, increasing the total area planted from 1 to 12 hectares.
  • During this time both seeds and seedlings have been planted directly into the soil.