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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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DerWalt Boerdery – Red Rookie

DerWalt Boerdery – Red Rookie

Selecting crops to be grown in winter is not always as easy as it seems. The harsh conditions that come with the cooler season makes it difficult for certain crops to survive. Luckily there are crops specifically suited to colder weather production, like brassicas....

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Pierre Briers – Barnacle Bill

Pierre Briers – Barnacle Bill

Pierre Briers of PFM Boerdery, farming in the Mooketsi area, was very happy with the performance of Barnacle Bill, Sakata's hybrid green hubbard squash. The fruit in these photos weighed in at an astonishing 14,69 kg.

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SV8444TE* – F1 HYBRID TOMATO DETERMINATE SALADETTE

SV8444TE* – F1 HYBRID TOMATO DETERMINATE SALADETTE

Producers are very impressed with the fruit size and yield potential of SV8444TE*, F1 HYBRID TOMATO DETERMINATE SALADETTE, Ofcolaco and Malelane are some of the areas that has proven this success. This variety has an excellent balance between vegetative growth and...

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Falcon – Brits

Falcon – Brits

The farmers in Brits (North West) are very happy with the yields they received from Falcon. Falcon is known to be very early maturing and give good yields. It worked perfectly for the farmers in Brits who planted it in the short seasons going into summer as Falcon is...

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Parthenon – Hekkie Bank Boerdery

Parthenon – Hekkie Bank Boerdery

A very satisfied Parthenon client - Hekkie Bank Boerdery, based in Oudtshoorn. This crop was harvested on 2 September and produced large heads of excellent quality. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!!

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Onions – Northern Cape

Onions – Northern Cape

Despite the cold and unfavourable weather conditions in the start of the season, onion producers are progressing well in the Northern Cape region. The onions are kept on the open field under plastic tarps and processed in about three months’ time. This gives the onion...

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New release

New release

Thunder is Sakata’s new watermelon variety that has been launched this year. These photos were taken in the Vredendal area, Western Cape. Thunder did not disappoint, giving high yields of very uniform fruit. The internal quality is excellent, with very firm, deep red...

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Superslam – Filemon Gwenzi

Superslam – Filemon Gwenzi

Cabbage might not be the most attractive vegetable out there, but it sure is a healthy vegetable that is consumed by most South Africans. Some prefer it raw, some prefer it cooked, but the fact of the matter is that cabbage is considered as one of the staple foods of...

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Parthenon & Twister – Johannes Schoeman

Parthenon & Twister – Johannes Schoeman

When you drive past Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, the climate is very rarely described as mild, but rather as very hot. Broccoli and cauliflower, like most other brassicas, are usually considered to be crops that do well in cold growing conditions since they are...

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