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Broccoli – health information

Broccoli – health information

When we think about green vegetables, broccoli is one of the first that comes to mind. Not only is it a delicious vegetable that can be consumed raw or cooked, but it is also one of the more versatile vegetables out there. Here are a few other reasons why you should...

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Matador – Bochum, Gemarke Village

Matador – Bochum, Gemarke Village

We are always very excited when we receive feedback like this from our growers. On the 15th of September this year, Mrs. Matome Cynthia harvested these beautiful heads of Matador. She is based in Bochum, Gemarke Village, and grows various vegetables including spinach,...

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Twister

Twister

Temperature fluctuations have been known to be a major contributor to the challenges that brassica growers face. Cabbage can bolt, broccoli heads turn purple or yellow and they lose their dome shape, and the wrap around a cauliflower curd opens up faster leading to...

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Red Rookie

Red Rookie

Who says cabbage can’t be pretty? Red Rookie is one of our red/purple cabbage varieties that has proven it worth over many years. Here is why you should consider planting Red Rookie if you are looking at planting red/purple cabbages: It has a beautiful, deep colour –...

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Zakhele – Eswatini

Zakhele – Eswatini

A huge thank you to Zakhele Bhembe, a young ambitious farmer based in Eswatini. He sent us these photos of his EXCELLENT winter harvest. The variety is All Sweet watermelon from Sakata. Keep up the good work!!

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Parthenon – Wilhelm (JW) Meyer

Parthenon – Wilhelm (JW) Meyer

Parthenon is a variety that is known for its consistent performance and excellent yield potential – not only in South Africa, but worldwide. It is a slower maturing variety with a very vigorous growth habit. It has shown to be very adaptable, especially in the...

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Daytona – Oliphant drift, Botswana

Daytona – Oliphant drift, Botswana

We received these photos from Mpholo farms located in Oliphant drift, Botswana. A very happy farmer with his Daytona harvested at 85 days. Thank you for your hard work; keep it up!!

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Ares – excellent performance in summer

Ares – excellent performance in summer

When you select a variety, be sure you know its characteristics like when it should be planted, and how long it will take before you can expect to start harvesting the product. Not knowing these facts about your varieties can turn out to be detrimental. On the other...

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Duster – Douglas, Northern Cape

Duster – Douglas, Northern Cape

Duster is a mid-season short day variety with uniform globe-shaped bulbs. One of the outstanding qualities of Duster is the firmness of the bulbs and multiple attractive brown tunics. This year it was proven again as excellent quality was obtained from Duster in...

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Cherokee

Cherokee

This photo of Cherokee was taken in a net house in Ofcolaco; the plants had excellent fruit sets even at the end of the season. This variety produced good quality fruit throughout winter and had very little deformed fruit.

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Hoshi – short day onion with good adaptability

Hoshi – short day onion with good adaptability

Hoshi is a short day onion with good adaptability. This onion is successfully planted in the Northern Cape as well as the Western Cape producing firm bulbs and excellent yields. Hoshi also performed well in areas in the Free State withstanding temperatures below 0°C...

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Carvora performed well

Carvora performed well

In this video, Carvora is being harvested mechanically on farms in the Free state. Carvora performed well in the central Free state, on sandy soils in the in-between season. Carvora’s strong ‘nantes’ shape (rounded cylindrical) makes it ideal for the pre-packing...

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