LATEST NEWS

Take a look at our latest news and articles to find out what’s trending in the world of seed.

Natures Garden prefers Parthenon

Natures Garden is a proudly South African owned company producing frozen vegetables for all major retailers.  Natures Garden Broccoli producers have been planting Sakata’s Parthenon variety for the past few years and they are still satisfied with the constant...

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New broccoli Ares* shows huge potential

Sakata has recently launched broccoli, Ares* into the market and this variety is already causing great excitement amongst broccoli growers, with more and more growers including Ares* into their commercial plantings. Ares* is a fast maturing pre-packer suitable for...

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Laastedrift Farming Group loves carrot, Carvora*

The Laastedrif Farming Group, owned by Mr. Rossouw Cillié, is a proud fruit and vegetable supplier to customers such as Woolworths, Freshmark and a wide range of international supermarkets. Quality is non-negotiable for the Laastedrif Farming Group and they ensure...

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Another satisfied Sakata farmer

Jacques Taljaard, from Jacques Taljaard Familie Trust in Schweizer-Reneke has sent us a very exciting testimony on watermelon, Daytona.  According to Jacques the hawkers in his area are somewhat sceptical about buying watermelons this time of the year …  but, after...

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New butternut Titan* – living up to its name

Sakata is very excited about their latest butternut, Titan* that has been released the past season.  With higher yields and larger fruit, Titan* is an improvement on the well-known butternut, Atlas.   Extensive trial work has paid off and Titan* has already been...

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A Real Grandslam

Enoch Makhwelo, one of Sakata’s sales representatives happily posed for this picture with cabbage, Grandslam during Sakata’s Open days in February.  Enoch will vouch for the fact that Grandslam is one of the most trustworthy winter cabbage varieties in the...

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Sakata Seeds Open Day a Huge Success

In February, Sakata Seed Southern Africa opened their gates to the agricultural industry. From Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd commercial farmers from around the country made the trip to Sakata’s trial farm at the Sakata Head office in Lanseria,...

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Parthenon, the broccoli leader

Parthenon has proven itself once again!  Sakata producer Ruben Barnard, recently harvested an excellent quality crop on his farm in the George area.  Parthenon is well known for its exceptionally high yield potential and versatility.

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Quantum for quality butternuts

Sakata’s butternut range set new standards in the world of butternuts with a complete range of F1 hybrid butternuts.  The success of these varieties is based on high yield, internal quality, uniformity in size and shape and plant vigour.  Quantum is the...

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