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Mannie Salgado – Nativa

Mannie Salgado – Nativa

Nativa is a Brasilia-type carrot, that is early maturing and suitable for summer production. These photos were taken at Mannie Salgado’s farm in Balgowan. Mannie has been planting Nativa for the past 5 years with great success. Planting good genetics is just one part...

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Pluto – JF Steyn Boerdery

Pluto – JF Steyn Boerdery

When planting butternuts, yield is not the only factor that will determine which variety you will plant. What you also need is a variety with the right shape and very good uniformity to ensure that you have a high pack out percentage of first grade food to satisfy...

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Barnacle Bill – Modelpak

Barnacle Bill – Modelpak

Barnacle Bill is one of the leading hybrid Hubbard Squash varieties in South Africa. In these photos, taken at Modelpak in the Brits area, you can see why Barnacle Bill is such a popular variety. The plants grew extremely vigorous and yielded exceptionally well for a...

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New Sensei sticker

New Sensei sticker

Sensei is a very early maturing diploid Crimson Sweet type watermelon. It has an excellent internal quality with an extraordinary deep red flesh colour and excellent taste. The flesh is very firm with a very good tolerance to internal cracking. As part of our...

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Steunmekaar Boerdery – Sampson

Steunmekaar Boerdery – Sampson

Sampson is a well-known F1 hybrid pumpkin variety in South Africa. One of it’s greatest advantages is it’s excellent shelf-life, enabling the farmer to store it for up to 6 months to wait for good market prices. These photos was sent to us by Werner van der Merwe,...

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New variety – SMW1524

New variety – SMW1524

These photos was sent to us by Schalk Burger, who farms near Piketberg, Western Cape.  He was very happy with the results of the trial which was done on his farm.  This is a new variety (yet to be named) which will be available commercially from July 2021.  It has...

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BBV Boerdery – Sensei

BBV Boerdery – Sensei

Another happy customer! Here in the photo is Dina-Mare Smit of BBV Boerdery near Citrusdal, Western Cape.  They planted Sensei and were very happy with the yield that they have achieved and the exceptional internal quality and flavour of the fruit.  The early maturity...

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Majestic delivers again

Majestic delivers again

Well done to Henko Farms (farming in the Mopani area in Limpopo)  for achieving an excellent yield during very challenging circumstances.  With all the rain around recently, most melons would have struggled to deliver a decent yield, but Majestic showed it’s...

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Optima – Abjaterskop

Optima – Abjaterskop

One of the biggest challenges that South African growers face when producing cabbages is blackrot (Xanthomonas) infection. This is one of the reasons why Optima has become a household name with these growers. Optima has excellent blackrot tolerance, as well as...

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Sunnyvale Farming – Titan

Sunnyvale Farming – Titan

These photos were taken in the Trichardtsdal area in Limpopo at Sunnyvale Farming. They were extremely happy with the excellent yields that they obtained, as well as the very large fruit size. Titan has become known over the past three years for giving high yields of...

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Bigger is better

Bigger is better

In vegetable farming, size really does matter! It is important to be sure you pick the correct variety, one that suits your end product requirements. Even though subsistence farming relies on the "bigger is better" concept, pre-pack markets require products that will...

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Optima – Heinrich Heine

Optima – Heinrich Heine

Heinrich Heine from Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal, has been growing Optima cabbage for six years now. Here he can be seen in some of his Optima fields, still as satisfied as when he first started planting this variety. In an area known to have high black rot pressure, it is...

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