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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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Grandslam – Most tried and trusted

Grandslam – Most tried and trusted

Grandslam is one of the most tried and trusted varieties in South Africa. Not only does it yield one of the sweetest cabbages on the market, it also produces large heads that are sure to impress your customers. The excellent quality Grandslam heads produced by the...

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RW Farming – Alston and Triton

RW Farming – Alston and Triton

Changing market requirements and climatic conditions will always keep us on our toes with regard to product development. We are very excited about some of our new introductions in the brassica range, including Alston cauliflower and Triton broccoli. Ryan Walker from...

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Iceberg lettuce – Silvana

Iceberg lettuce – Silvana

Finding an iceberg lettuce variety that suits your growing conditions and market isn’t always the easiest of tasks. Most growers will use more than one commercial variety for this reason. At Food Fair Farm in Hartbeespoort, Silvana iceberg lettuce is considered one of...

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Quantum – Drotskie Broers

Quantum – Drotskie Broers

Quantum has in recent years become more and more popular amongst butternut growers, up to where it is now the number one selling F1 hybrid butternut variety in South Africa. It gives the perfect medium-sized fruit during summer, which is the requirement for most...

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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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