The Story of Ganico

We are crazy! There, we said it. 

We are first generation farmers (translation: we have no idea what we are doing, but winging it with style) 

So here is the backstory: We are a family run Organic Estate in the heart of Muldersdrift, South Africa. Our names are Laiken and Jason Cullen.

After experiencing how difficult it was to obtain organically grown produce, and when we discovered the well documented health benefits of pomegranates, we decided to turn some fallow land into a farm, supplying the market not with just another fruit, but a Superfruit – organically grown Pomegranates.

In 2018 we decided to add additional crops to our estate and transform our monoculture farm into a biodiverse food forest. 


We are Certified Organic by EcoCert with the European standard of Organic practices. We maintain the highest standards to ensure we receive our certificate on time, annually. Our soil, water and leaves are regularly tested and our soil organically fed to ensure our trees are well looked after and the fruit is of the highest quality - nourishing as nature intended. 

We are fortunate enough to have our farm showcased by these fine folk:


Pomegranate Trees 3200
Total Hectares Planted 5
Certification Ecocert
Water registered in the year 1906
Pomegranates certified organic in the year 2012
The start of the food forest 2018
Curated Event Space built 2020