LATEST NEWS

Take a look at our latest news and articles to find out what’s trending in the world of seed.

Quantum stands for Quality

For the butternut producer that that would like to produce medium sized butternuts of remarkable quality, Quantum is definitely the answer.  Quantum is the sister line of the very well-known variety Pluto that has taken the market by storm over the past few years. ...

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Titan* Butternut – bigger and better

Titan* has only recently been launched into the market place and it is already a sought after butternut variety for both butternut producers and processors.  Titan* is widely adapted to all growing regions of South Africa and the very strong plants and overall vigour...

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Sakata shows Passion at AFSTA 2019

Once a year an African country hosts a congress for AFSTA, the African Seed Trade Association, inviting members and key stakeholders to discuss global seed issues, network and discover investment opportunities. This year Kenya hosted the event in Mombasa where 430...

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Brassica Information Day – Boston, KwaZulu Natal

McDonalds Seeds, Sakata’s distributor in KwaZulu Natal hosted a Brassica Information Day in Boston, KwaZulu Natal during the month of February 2019.  Within the past 4 years McDonalds Seeds in collaboration with Sakata has put a lot of work and effort into identifying...

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Ares* Broccoli – Success Story

Ginger McKenzie, from Boston in KwaZulu Natal, is one of many farmers in South Africa that will be including Ares* broccoli in his planting programme from this season onwards.  Over the past few seasons many trials have been done, that focused specifically on...

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New pepper Cherokee* is now available

Sakata recently launched a brand new F1 Hybrid sweet pepper variety that produces high quality fruit in the open field, called Cherokee*.  Cherokee* produces medium-large sized fruit with a smooth surface, shallow shoulders and turns bright red when it ripens. The...

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Falcon beats the summer heat

Beet, Falcon has spread its wings over the past few months to proof once again why this is Sakata’s number one summer variety.  This picture of Falcon was taken in the Brits area, well-known for its very hot summer temperatures.  Falcon is an excellent choice for...

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Carrot, Carvora* is taking the market by storm

Carvora* has only recently been launched by Sakata and already this carrot has built up a reputation for itself.  Carvora* has proofed itself again and again and is extremely versatile, as it is suitable for bunching, processing and due to its cylindrical shape and...

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New tomato Nerine*

Tomato Nerine* is an indeterminate salad tomato from Sakata’s local tomato breeding programme.  Nerine* has very good fruit quality, uniform fruit size and a very good disease package.  Nerine* performed very well during winter production in greenhouse production...

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Sakata hosts a Brassica and Irrigation day in George

At the beginning of August Sakata hosted a Brassica and Irrigation Information day in the lovely town of George in the Eastern Cape.  The well-known irrigation specialist, Chris Barnard was the guest speaker at this event and gave a whole workshop on everything that a...

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