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In celebration of Women’s Day

In celebration of Women’s Day

In celebration of Women’s Day today we would like to feature one of our female growers of whom we are very proud. Greet Tijssen is a vegetable farmer based on the outskirts of Gauteng. The crops that she produces on the farm includes cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and...

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Dulce Nectar at Adelaide Boerdery, Nwanedi

Dulce Nectar at Adelaide Boerdery, Nwanedi

Dulce Nectar is a Honeydew type melon.  Due to its large size and vigorous plants, the variety is suitable for planting through winter in frost free areas.  These pictures were taken at Adelaide Boerdery in the Nwanedi region in Limpopo.  They were extremely happy...

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Grandslam

Grandslam

one of the most reliable varieties in the Sakata cabbage range, has once again proven its worth in this season. On these photos John Griffiths can be seen in one of his Grandslam fields just before harvest. This variety is still one of the sweetest cabbage varieties...

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Sylvia Khabele

Sylvia Khabele

Sylvia Khabele is a farmer based in the Gauteng area @cropculture.gauteng. She grows various crops, including butternuts. In this photo, she shows us what Waltham can do when grown with care. Well done Sylvia.

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Winter success

Winter success

In the freezing temperatures, we all like to snooze a little longer than usual, and so does plants. In winter, plants grow at a much slower rate than usual and that’s why it takes a good farmer and a favorable environment to produce good quality vegetable produce,...

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Mandela Day 2019

Mandela Day 2019

In honour of the late former president of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, the United Nations has declared his birth date Nelson Mandela International Day in 2009.  Since 18 July 2010, Mandela Day is celebrated by people all over the world by getting...

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Sakata hosts an Irrigation Information day in Marble Hall

Sakata hosts an Irrigation Information day in Marble Hall

In the cold winter of July 2019, Sakata Seed hosted an Irrigation Information day at the lovely Raasblaar Lodge located in Marble Hall.  All the local farmers from the Marble Hall and Groblersdal areas were invited to attend the day where Chris Barnard, a well-known...

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2019 Annual Nampo Agricultural and Grain show

2019 Annual Nampo Agricultural and Grain show

Once again, the 2019 annual Nampo Agricultural and Grain show lived up and exceeded all expectations. SAKATA Seed were there, as always, to participate and share in the success of this phenomenal South African event. The vibrant SAKATA stall was manned by friendly,...

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Elisa Butter Lettuce – A success story

Elisa Butter Lettuce – A success story

Elisa butter lettuce is a Sakata variety with a lot of growth and vigour. This is a photo of a satisfied Elisa grower based close to Alma, Limpopo. They cultivated this variety both indoors (shade net) and in the open field and were successful in both. Even though it...

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Conquistador – A proud grower

Conquistador – A proud grower

Conquistador can be used for year-round production in mild climatic conditions. It is a big framed, large headed variety with excellent yield potential and a good field hold ability. This is a proud grower named Paul, who is very excited for the upcoming harvest of...

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Quantum stands for Quality

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* 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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