About us

Maloney’s Eye Cherry Farm is managed and operated by a team of highly skilled individuals in the agricultural and business sector who’s aim is to produce the first and best graded hydrocooled and airfreighted export cherries of the season.

Who we are

Brad Querl

Brad Studied at the University of Pretoria, obtaining a BSc in Plant Science, a BSc (Hons) in Medicinal Plant Science (Cum Laude) and an MSc in Paraclinical Sciences (Cum Laude). He has a passion for plants and ran a small business growing and selling microgreens during his studies. He was headhunted shortly after graduating his Master’s and has been facilitating and overseeing the establishment of the high density cherry orchards located on Maloney’s Eye Farm. Along with his understanding of plants obtained through his studies, he has gained significant knowledge on cherries from experts in the field, which he has implemented readily in the every day operation of the farm. 

Maloney's Eye Cherry farm

Maloney's Eye Farm

A proudly South African farming enterprise situated in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind near Magaliesburg specialising in the production, distribution and sales of the best in class cherry genetics in Southern Africa to local and international markets across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Maloney’s Eye Cherry Farm specialises in the production of low-chill cherry varieties that bears consistently and sets uniformly. The deliciously flavoured sweet red cherries yield high pack-outs with very few doubles and spurs. Our orchards sets very firm fruit on long stems with a low instance of rain cracking and excellent shipping qualities due to our unique climate, terroir, water source and incredibly efficient cold chain and distribution channels.


Pieter de Wet

Cherry Genetics Resources (Pty) Ltd and Overvaal

Pieter holds a Honours in Geology from RAU. He has been extensively farming stonefruit since 1995 on his Overvaal farm in Rustenburg. He is a director and partner in Cherry Genetics Resources (Pty) Ltd along with ZZ2. Pieter now consults on Maloney’s Eye Cherry Farm to insure that we deliver cherries that are firm, sweet and very precocious.

Mico Stander

AgriMotion Consulting

Mico holds a Masters in Soil Science (MsC Agriculture from Stellenbosch University). As an independent Horticulturist and Soil Scientist at Agrimotion Consulting; Mico guides commercial fruit farmers to optimally manage their land and crops to produce quality yields in a sustainable manner. To be an effective consultant you have to be a holistic consultant. Mico is thus continuously on the lookout for more effective ways to manage soil and fruit crops. It has to be Scientific and Practical.

Prof Daan Strydom

Prof Strydom was the head of the Hortology Department at Stellenbosch University for over three decades. After his retirement from academia, he now consults for some of the largest fruit producers in South Africa. Amongst others; he consults for Ceres Fruit Growers and the Dutoit Group down in the Cape and has been involved with Cherry Genetics Resources (Pty) Ltd and ZZ2 in northern parts of South Africa. Prof Daan now consults on Maloney’s Eye Cherry Farm to insure that we deliver a product that has all the characteristics of top end fruit that will rival any other cherry produced in Southern Africa.

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Health Benefits


When you eat our cherries, you enjoy much more than just their amazing taste. They’re packed with antioxidants and offer many health benefits, including help with insomnia, joint pain and belly fat. Cherries could be just what the doctor ordered.

• Boosts immune system
• Reduces risk of cancer
• Strengthens cardiac muscles
• Protects eyes against infections & ailments
• Protects against microbial infections
• Gives relief from insomnia & constipation
• Rich in antioxidant properties

• Helps treat Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s disease


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