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Hoshi – short day onion with good adaptability

Hoshi – short day onion with good adaptability

Hoshi is a short day onion with good adaptability. This onion is successfully planted in the Northern Cape as well as the Western Cape producing firm bulbs and excellent yields. Hoshi also performed well in areas in the Free State withstanding temperatures below 0°C...

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Carvora performed well

Carvora performed well

In this video, Carvora is being harvested mechanically on farms in the Free state. Carvora performed well in the central Free state, on sandy soils in the in-between season. Carvora’s strong ‘nantes’ shape (rounded cylindrical) makes it ideal for the pre-packing...

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New blocky pepper

New blocky pepper

SVPB1987*, is a new blocky pepper that will be released in 2021, this variety is adaptable with a very good disease package especially with Tomato spotted wilt, Powdery mildew, and most importantly Phtyophthora.  This photo was taken in the Western Cape,...

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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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