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𝗖𝗔𝗨𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗢𝗡

𝗖𝗔𝗨𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗢𝗡

A beautiful 𝗖𝗔𝗨𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗢𝗡 crop from Farmer JH (Jannie) Stander in George, Garden Route. Merton has a vigorous plant structure and strong wrapper leaves which protects the white curds against extreme environmental conditions. Merton also has excellent yield...

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GREEN BEAN GOUTI

GREEN BEAN GOUTI

2022 has been the year of the green bean, with record prices and excellent yields in the big production areas across South Africa. Planting the right variety for your market is also part of the success, as with all vegetables. Nu Harvest, located in Lanseria, can...

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NAXOS harvested last week

NAXOS harvested last week

Sal jy asseblief die volgende storie op Sakata se nuusblad publiseer? Farmer Eric Brown from Karoo Fresh, in Western Cape South Africa, is very satisfied with Broccoli F1 Hybrid NAXOS harvested last week. Naxos recovered very well after hail damage as seen in these...

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CAULIFLOWER TWISTER* IN BLOEM

CAULIFLOWER TWISTER* IN BLOEM

TWISTER* is a new addition to the Sakata cauliflower range. Chosen for its exceptional wrap, this variety has the ability to withstand extreme heat. In mild climatic conditions, it can be used for year-round production. On the photos - Twister* was harvested recently...

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SWEET MELON MAJESTIC IN LIMPOPO

SWEET MELON MAJESTIC IN LIMPOPO

These photos of Sweet Melon MAJESTIC were taken on the farm of Drotskie Landgoed, in the Tomburke area, Limpopo. Once again Majestic did not fail to deliver high yields of uniform fruit with exceptional quality. Well done to Drotskie Landgoed for growing an excellent...

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NEW PEPPER ON THE BLOCK

NEW PEPPER ON THE BLOCK

There is a new blocky pepper making a name for itself in the market, and growers are experiencing for themselves how beneficial certain resistances can be. SVPB1987 was commercially launched late last year and it is performing very well in plantings, especially in the...

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F1 Hybrid Cucumber DELFT at Pinocchios Farm

F1 Hybrid Cucumber DELFT at Pinocchios Farm

In these photos, farm manager, Bruce, and Sakata sales representative, Chris Mulder, can be seen in a greenhouse with beautiful F1 Hybrid Cucumber DELFT at Pinocchios Farm near Tarlton, Gauteng. DELFT is a strong grower with a medium open plant habit. It tends to...

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CARROT NATIVA IN MUTOKO, ZIMBABWE

CARROT NATIVA IN MUTOKO, ZIMBABWE

We received photos of an excellent harvest of NATIVA from Kudakwashe Muchena, a Zimbabwean farmer farming at Chitora Irrigation Scheme in Mutoko, Zimbabwe. Brazilian type carrots are perfect for the African summer. NATIVA gave an exceptional yield with its alternaria...

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WAMBUGU FARMERS DAY IN KENYA FEBRUARY 2022

WAMBUGU FARMERS DAY IN KENYA FEBRUARY 2022

SAKATA displays their range at the Wambugu Farmers Day 25/26th February 2022. In Nyeri, on the edge of the Aberdares in central Kenya, there is an annual gathering for agricultural input companies to display their products to local farmers. For two years we have not...

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Majestic Melon

Majestic Melon

Here we have a breathtaking field of the Majestic Melon on a farm near Alldays, Limpopo. As can be seen in these pictures, Majestic is a very high yielding Harper type melon. The fruit are very uniform in shape and size, and it has a beautiful, dense net. Majestic's...

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SAKATA SEED SOUTHERN AFRICA TRIAL DAYS 2022

SAKATA SEED SOUTHERN AFRICA TRIAL DAYS 2022

We held our Trial Days Event at our facilities in Lanseria, Gauteng from the 15th to the 18th of February. In the past, this event was known as our Farmers Open Day where farmers, supermarkets and food processors all over Southern Africa joined us to view our best and...

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Invictus Cucumbers

Invictus Cucumbers

A lot of care and effort goes into growing English cucumbers, so choosing the right variety is very important. INVICTUS* is a new addition to the Sakata cucumber range, being trialed for the past few years. Its vigorous growing habit and healthy leaves has resulted in...

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