The Bushman Mealie is a single variety yellow maize. Uncle John's natural maize has been in the family for over 100 years and is grown without the use of herbicides and pesticides.
Soil samples are analysed based on a crop rotational basis and if required Organically Certified fertiliser is used to supplement the mineral requirements for a balanced soil.
The non-genetically modified open pollinated maize has developed an amazing natural resistance to disease and insects and great care is taken to ensure the plant is not accidentally cross pollinated with other maize varieties. The seed is hand-picked and sorted to ensure that only the golden orange/yellow kernel is planted for the following season.
The maize is milled on the farm down to a coarse grain, ensuring that all the natural goodness contained in the germ and the husks are not removed from Uncle John's maize meal.
The maize started is life on a farm in the cold KZN Underberg region at the foothills of the Southern Drakensburg and more recently we have moved it to the cold and fertile region on the foothills of the Muluti Mountains outside Fouriesburg in the Free State.