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Helios – Mr. Suliman

Helios – Mr. Suliman

The demand for baby spinach has been increasing every year, making it a crop that started enjoying more and more attention over the past few years. It is considered as one of the most healthy foods, and since it is ideally eaten as a raw product, all of the vitamins...

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Naxos – Groen Genade Boerdery

Naxos – Groen Genade Boerdery

With a new disease threatening to infect even the healthiest amongst us, a lot of focus has been placed on healthier eating habits. Broccoli is considered as one of the healthier vegetables to consume, being high in vitamins, and low in calories. Genetic selections...

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Success in Namibia

Success in Namibia

Hagen Horsthemke, a farmer from Hochfeld, Namibia, was very happy with another successful crop of butternut Pluto and pumpkin Sampson. On 2.2ha of Pluto, he was able to harvest and sell 120 tons of first-grade fruit, giving him a yield of 55 tons per hectare. On...

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Sensei – 2nd set

Sensei – 2nd set

These photos of Sensei were taken by Johan Roos on his farm near Strandfontein in the Western Cape. After harvesting his field after the first set of fruits, he allowed the field to regrow, and on these photos, the result can be seen of the 2nd set of fruit. He still...

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The Veggie Guy

The Veggie Guy

If you live in Burgersfort, more specifically Mafarafara Village (in Mpumalanga), you’ve probably heard of The Veggie Guy. It’s an award-winning farming setup, growing various vegetables for the surrounding markets and supermarkets. Mr. Kgapane is a grower of note,...

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Quantum – Leading butternut variety in South Africa.

Quantum – Leading butternut variety in South Africa.

Quantum once again shows why it is the leading butternut variety in South Africa. Drooge Vallei Aartappels is situated near Leipoldtville in the Western Cape. They have been planting Quantum for several years now, and in these photos it can be seen why they are so...

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Franklin – Intermediate day onion

Franklin – Intermediate day onion

A very important aspect for onion producers is being able to store onions for an extended period of time - especially in the Northern and Western Cape. Franklin is a mid- to late intermediate day onion that can be stored for months without any problems. Franklin...

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Conquistador – Panuka Farm in Zambia

Conquistador – Panuka Farm in Zambia

Mr. B. Mweemba from Panuka Farm in Zambia has been farming for many years, focusing on horticulture the past three years. This focus has indeed paid off, as you can see from the photos of his cabbage fields taken recently. He is very satisfied with Conquistador's...

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Twister-High quality cauliflower

Twister-High quality cauliflower

Twister was selected by Sakata for its exceptional wrap and ability to withstand extreme heat. Excellent head quality and white curds were obtained on a farm in Grootsorgfontein, Western Cape, even though the area has been struggling with extreme drought as well as...

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Merton– has shown its strength once again

Merton– has shown its strength once again

Sakata’s cauliflower, Merton has shown its strength once again this season in various plantings in the George and Oudtshoorn areas. Merton gave very high yields due to the exceptionally healthy and vigorous plants producing firm, high quality, dome-shaped heads of...

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Moraleda – Kleinfontein

Moraleda – Kleinfontein

Moraleda is a unique runner bean for production under protection. Under these conditions, it can produce the perfect green bean, suitable for fresh and export markets. Due to its thinner plant frame, it is easier to spray and allow airflow. These photos were taken in...

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Sakata welcomes Agro Volaille Multiservice

Sakata welcomes Agro Volaille Multiservice

Sakata Seed Southern Africa has recently joined forces with Agro Volaille Multiservice in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Agro Volaile Multiservice has been appointed as a distributor of Sakata’s products in the DRC where they will distribute both the Sakata and...

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