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NEW PEPPER ON THE BLOCK

NEW PEPPER ON THE BLOCK

There is a new blocky pepper making a name for itself in the market, and growers are experiencing for themselves how beneficial certain resistances can be. SVPB1987 was commercially launched late last year and it is performing very well in plantings, especially in the...

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F1 Hybrid Cucumber DELFT at Pinocchios Farm

F1 Hybrid Cucumber DELFT at Pinocchios Farm

In these photos, farm manager, Bruce, and Sakata sales representative, Chris Mulder, can be seen in a greenhouse with beautiful F1 Hybrid Cucumber DELFT at Pinocchios Farm near Tarlton, Gauteng. DELFT is a strong grower with a medium open plant habit. It tends to...

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CARROT NATIVA IN MUTOKO, ZIMBABWE

CARROT NATIVA IN MUTOKO, ZIMBABWE

We received photos of an excellent harvest of NATIVA from Kudakwashe Muchena, a Zimbabwean farmer farming at Chitora Irrigation Scheme in Mutoko, Zimbabwe. Brazilian type carrots are perfect for the African summer. NATIVA gave an exceptional yield with its alternaria...

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WAMBUGU FARMERS DAY IN KENYA FEBRUARY 2022

WAMBUGU FARMERS DAY IN KENYA FEBRUARY 2022

SAKATA displays their range at the Wambugu Farmers Day 25/26th February 2022. In Nyeri, on the edge of the Aberdares in central Kenya, there is an annual gathering for agricultural input companies to display their products to local farmers. For two years we have not...

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Majestic Melon

Majestic Melon

Here we have a breathtaking field of the Majestic Melon on a farm near Alldays, Limpopo. As can be seen in these pictures, Majestic is a very high yielding Harper type melon. The fruit are very uniform in shape and size, and it has a beautiful, dense net. Majestic's...

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SAKATA SEED SOUTHERN AFRICA TRIAL DAYS 2022

SAKATA SEED SOUTHERN AFRICA TRIAL DAYS 2022

We held our Trial Days Event at our facilities in Lanseria, Gauteng from the 15th to the 18th of February. In the past, this event was known as our Farmers Open Day where farmers, supermarkets and food processors all over Southern Africa joined us to view our best and...

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Invictus Cucumbers

Invictus Cucumbers

A lot of care and effort goes into growing English cucumbers, so choosing the right variety is very important. INVICTUS* is a new addition to the Sakata cucumber range, being trialed for the past few years. Its vigorous growing habit and healthy leaves has resulted in...

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AFRI GREEN FRESH – TINKER TOMATOES

AFRI GREEN FRESH – TINKER TOMATOES

Tinker is one of our oldest, and most trustworthy mini plum tomato varieties, that has proven its worth time and again. On these photos, it has done exactly that! Louis from Afri Green Fresh in the North West is very happy with his Tinker tomato crop. Louis have been...

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Carvora Carrot in Western Cape

Carvora Carrot in Western Cape

Carvora is coming into its own in the sandy fields of the Western Cape. This farmer is managing this variety well, because Carvora is quick, he starts harvesting it first and then harvests the slower carrot varieties. Theo Hoon the area representive for Sakata is...

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A beautiful Quantum field

A beautiful Quantum field

A beautiful Quantum field in the Robertson area in the Western Cape. Quantum is the leading butternut variety in South Africa. It has a very vigorous plant with good disease resistance and gives very high yields of uniform fruit with excellent internal quality. Follow...

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Duster Onions

Duster Onions

Duster is performing well this year with excellent yield potential clearly noticeable from early in the season. Here you can see the importance of curing onions to achieve better quality. Before harvest, Duster have good bulb qualities, but the curing process allows...

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Cherokee Sweet Peppers

Cherokee Sweet Peppers

Did you know that sweet peppers contain even more vitamin C than oranges? Keeping your immune system up and running in these times is very important, so filling up on healthy veggies is the way to go! Cherokee is a sweet pepper variety that is part of the Sakata...

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