Something exceptional

For the beet producer that is looking for a beet variety that is adaptable and produce exceptional quality, look no further than Falcon.  This is a very early maturing F1 hybrid that can be sown all year round in South Africa.  Falcon produces high yields of excellent...

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Something different

Choiggia Guardsmark* is a candy striped speciality beet variety that Sakata recently added to their beet range.  This variety offers a vivid purple and white interior zoning, along with a mild sweet flavour. This beet is appealing to the fresh market, speciality...

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Something yellow

Beet has always been a South African favourite, it is easy to prepare and also nutritious.  Sakata recently included a yellow variety, named Touchstone Gold to their beet range.  The beet producer growing beet for either the fresh market, baby beet market or topped...

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Tomato Inga*

Sakata’s tomato breeding station that is located at Sakata’s head office in Lanseria has recently added some new exciting varieties to the already well known indeterminate Salad tomatoes in the market.  One of the main aspects of the Sakata varieties is that they are...

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Cabbage Optima

Producing cabbage in summer is always a great challenge, but Optima, Sakata’s new summer cabbage, replacing the well-known Tenacity, is giving very good resistance to Black rot, especially during the rainy summer seasons.  With the current weather patterns being so...

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What makes Chilli hot?

A chilli is judged by its heat, but have you ever wondered why that "heat" is such an important factor? Your chilli's bite comes from the white fibrous membranes that contain a substance called capsaicin. When the capsaicin is eaten it stimulates the brain to release...

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Sakata’s leading broccoli, Parthenon

Broccoli, Parthenon has taken the international market by storm and this includes South Africa!  This picture shows Parthenon being harvested in the beautiful Eastern Cape region of our country.  Parthenon is a very adaptable variety that can be planted all year round...

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Lavinia lettuce – one of many to choose from

Sakata has recently launched a whole new range of lettuce varieties – including crisp head lettuce, red and green Batavia lettuce, green and red Oak lettuce, as well as Butter lettuce. Lavinia is a new green Oak leaf type with light green colour leaves with a medium...

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Radish, French Breakfast – it is all in the name

If only radish tasted as sweet and juicy as it looks!  This is not to say that radish is not delicious, but it somehow always makes one think of red lollipops!  Sakata has an extensive range of commercial radish varieties in their product range that include some old...

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Nuy Valley Onion Trials

Trial work calls for good planning and hard work!  In this picture Jan Oosthuizen, Sakata’s representative in the Western Cape assists farm owner, Hennie Viljoen with the planting of onion trials at Memel Boerdery situated in the Nuy Valley, close to Worcester. ...

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