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SAKATA CABBAGES THRIVE IN THE KINANGOP REGION OF KENYA

SAKATA CABBAGES THRIVE IN THE KINANGOP REGION OF KENYA

During the last week of July 2022, Sakata visited Lachlan’s (Sakata’s preferred seed distributer in Kenya) promoter, Monica, who works in the Kinangop region. Monica promotes Sakata cabbages for Lachlan, including Powerslam F1, Grandslam F1 and Conquer F1 cabbage. At...

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Triton* Broccoli

Triton* Broccoli

As the market leaders in broccoli genetics, it is very important to stay ahead with the development of our new varieties even when clients are already growing our current varieties. This past season we have done numerous trials on new genetics in the North West...

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SUPERSLAM IN BRITS, NORTHWESt

SUPERSLAM IN BRITS, NORTHWESt

Cabbage is one of the most consumed vegetable crops in South Africa. There are many different markets growers can target, like the bagging-, processing-, supermarket or the hawker/loose head market. The hawker/loose head market is by far one of the most difficult and...

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SV1312* BEAN

SV1312* BEAN

𝗦𝗩𝟭𝟯𝟭𝟮* has proven to be a reliable variety with constant exceptional yield and quality. 𝗦𝗩𝟭𝟯𝟭𝟮* are also suitable for mechanical harvest due to the upright structure of the plant and the concentrated pod set. Only specific varieties are suitable for mechanical...

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SVE8444TE* Quality Saladette Tomatoes

SVE8444TE* Quality Saladette Tomatoes

When you think about “high risk, high reward” crops, tomatoes should be one of the first vegetable crops that comes to mind. It is one of the most expensive vegetables to grow, requiring rigorous spraying programs, effective fertilization and a lot of attention and...

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SAKATA seeds launch new cabbage in East Africa

SAKATA seeds launch new cabbage in East Africa

In 2022 SAKATA seeds are launching their latest cabbage Powerslam F1, starting with Lachlan Kenya Limited in Kenya. This cabbage has superb disease resistance and is popular with farmers and brokers alike. The reason for Powerslam’s  success is not only the disease...

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CAPRICORN ONIONS – THE LIMPOPO HERO

CAPRICORN ONIONS – THE LIMPOPO HERO

The onion market is one of the most competitive markets in South Africa. Prices on the markets are directly influenced by the volume of onions delivered from commercial farms to the fresh markets. Producers aim to deliver fresh onions in April/May to the markets since...

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OPTIMA CABBAGE – THE MARKET STANDARD FOR SUMMER PRODUCTION

OPTIMA CABBAGE – THE MARKET STANDARD FOR SUMMER PRODUCTION

When selecting a variety to be used on your farm, considering your end market is very important. Once you know who you are selling to, identifying the variety that will get you there is much easier! 𝗢𝗣𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗔 is a large fresh market cabbage variety that is perfectly...

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RUNNER BEAN MORALEDA*

RUNNER BEAN MORALEDA*

There are many different segments of green beans on the market – differentiated not only by the way the pod looks, but also by the way the plant grows and sets the pods. Broadly – green beans can be divided (based on their growth habit) into bush beans and runner...

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CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

"Look what Sakata has done for us we only plant your seed. Thanks, from Nazarat Team." - Testimonial by Nazarat Fresh Farms Nazarat plants Sakata varieties such Broccoli Parthenon / Naxos, Cauliflower Merton / Alston, Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant / Eldorado, Tomato...

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𝗖𝗔𝗨𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗢𝗡

𝗖𝗔𝗨𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗢𝗡

A beautiful 𝗖𝗔𝗨𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗢𝗡 crop from Farmer JH (Jannie) Stander in George, Garden Route. Merton has a vigorous plant structure and strong wrapper leaves which protects the white curds against extreme environmental conditions. Merton also has excellent yield...

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GREEN BEAN GOUTI

GREEN BEAN GOUTI

2022 has been the year of the green bean, with record prices and excellent yields in the big production areas across South Africa. Planting the right variety for your market is also part of the success, as with all vegetables. Nu Harvest, located in Lanseria, can...

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