Sakata has recently launched broccoli, Ares* into the market and this variety is already causing great excitement amongst broccoli growers, with more and more growers including Ares* into their commercial plantings.

Ares* is a fast maturing pre-packer suitable for sowing in spring, summer and autumn.  The dark green coloured heads are dome shaped with a medium bead size.  Ares* produces smooth heads with small to medium plants.  Very uniform maturity for a first cut.  This variety is very adaptable for production in all areas of South Africa.  Please note that Ares* must not be planted in mid-winter in frost areas.