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Conquistador – In challenging times

Conquistador – In challenging times

This season has been a particularly challenging one for cabbage producers in South Africa. That's why we take so much pleasure in sharing a success story like this. On this photo growers Reynard Potgieter, Wikus Bezuidenhout and Jean-Jacques Potgieter from RWJ...

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Pluto – #1 Selling butternut variety in South Africa

Pluto – #1 Selling butternut variety in South Africa

For many years now Pluto has been the number one selling butternut variety in South Africa. These photos were taken at Modelpak in the Brits area, and they are pleased with the high yields and excellent uniformity that Pluto gives. In the photos, you can see how...

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Twister – Grootsorgfontein, Western Cape

Twister – Grootsorgfontein, Western Cape

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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Tentacion – Drooge Vallei Aartappels

Tentacion – Drooge Vallei Aartappels

Tentacion is a medium maturing variety and produces cylindrical, uniform and smooth roots with a bright orange external and medium orange internal root colour. This can be seen at Drooge Vallei Aartappels in the Sandveld, Western Cape. Tentacion is ideal for the...

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Optima – Dawie Rothmann

Optima – Dawie Rothmann

Dawie Rothmann – from Rothmann Boerdery in Brits (North-West) can be seen here in one of his many Optima cabbage fields. Dawie is an excellent vegetable farmer, growing not only cabbages but tomatoes, carrots, peppers, and onions (to name only a few). Because of his...

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Barnacle Bill – Nwanedi

Barnacle Bill – Nwanedi

Benedict Nsenane is a very successful vegetable farmer in the Nwanedi area in Limpopo, growing amongst other things pumpkin, tomato, watermelon, and butternuts. This season he planted Barnacle Bill, an F1 hybrid Hubbard squash from Sakata. He was very satisfied with...

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Nothern Cape Onion Producers Association

Nothern Cape Onion Producers Association

The Northern Cape Onion Producers Association held their annual information day in Kimberley. The Sakata team once again attended the day and shared in the information. Ayoba is one of the most popular intermediate day onion varieties in the Northern Cape and Sakata...

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BBV Boerdery – Sensei

BBV Boerdery – Sensei

Sensei is a very early maturing Crimson Sweet watermelon hybrid with unbeatable internal quality, colour, and flavour. These photos were taken at BBV Boerdery near Citrusdal, Western Cape. Gawie Smit, the owner of the farm, was very happy with the yield that he...

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Optima – Namibia

Optima – Namibia

Hagen Horsthemke (son of Wolfie Horsthemke) is a proud vegetable producer in Namibia.  On their farm Eahero, they cultivate, amongst other things, watermelon, butternut, pumpkin, and cabbage. What can be seen in these pictures are their Optima cabbage fields, almost...

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Curro Monaghan – Veggie Garden

Curro Monaghan – Veggie Garden

Curro Monaghan in Lanseria has their very own veggie garden filled with Sakata varieties. The kids maintain the garden themselves and with their hard work and passion they were able to serve their very first harvest of spinach for lunch. We are very proud of this...

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