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Winning WATERMELONS

Winning WATERMELONS

Triple Crown Winners - The NEW Generation!


Get Ready to WIN!

Sakata’s new collection of high-yielding seedless watermelon, including Charismatic, Kingman, Secretariat and Unbridled, offers triple the benefit with the winning features of early or mid maturity, very firm flesh and delicious flavor. With a choice of size, dark or traditional rind, and maturity rate, picking a winner has never been so easy.

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Belmont represents our first generation of mini watermelons and weighs in at 6-8 lbs. Belmont has a strong, vigorous vine and excellent yield potential. Fruit offers deep red, firm flesh and very small pips.

Charismatic offers early maturity coupled with firm, crisp flesh making this an easy choice for growers. Charismatic features strong, vigorous vines and has excellent yield potential.

Kingman is a 36-count watermelon that offers firm, crisp flesh and tiny pips. Plus, it has strong vines and high yield potential. Bright red, tasty flesh makes this a melon great for eating!

Secretariat is a beautiful 45-count watermelon that is early-maturing and very high yielding. It offers a smooth, medium-green exterior with green stripes and has a nice round-oval shape.

Unbridled has an 85-day maturity and has high yield potential. It boasts very strong vines and bears fruit with crisp, firm, tasty flesh.

For best results, use a Sakata early pollenizer – Ace or new Wild Card.

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Specialty TOMATOES

Specialty TOMATOES

Offering superior quality and flavor!

VIDEO Bryan Zingel talks tomatoes

Focusing on Flavor with Specialty Tomatoes

OUR SPECIALTY TOMATO MISSION: To develop and introduce tomatoes with the highest quality and marketable yield to the North American market
 

The specialty tomato industry faces a huge challenge: maintain high yield and superior shelf life without sacrificing flavor and overall quality.  Unfortunately, when a variety excels in one area, it typically falls short in the other. With decades of knowledge and experience in the specialty tomato industry, Sakata is all too familiar with the struggle for the ‘perfect tomato.’ So familiar, in fact, that it has become a main focus, as well as an area of true passion for Sakata. Sakata’s specialty tomatoes provide the buyer with a complete eating experience – desirable aroma, excellent texture and impeccable ‘umami’ flavor – making them ideal as snack items, as well as delicious additions to salads and cooking recipes. Behind every good product is a great team. Service, quality and reliability are imperative for success, and are qualities that Sakata is proud to bring to the industry, because we truly care about our products and our customers.

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West's Best BELLS

West's Best BELLS

Tried and true performers!


VIDEO Kimberly Kuden presents peppers for the WEST

Classic and Double Up bell peppers are top outdoor performers for the West and are truly tough to beat!

They offer multiple benefits including versatility for fresh and processing markets, excellent yields and high tonnage for better value, and great shelf life for less shrink at retail.

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East PEPPER Players

East PEPPER Players

A winning line-up!


VIDEO Bryan Zingel presents NEW peppers for the EAST

Score BIG with Sakata’s new Eastern pepper players!

Not only does our line-up offer traits like great adaptability, earlier maturity, high yield potential, labor friendliness, improved disease resistance, flavor and shelf life, these peppers are backed by a team of research and market experts that is constantly analyzing trends, features and priorities to help you get the sustainable returns you need. ​

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Leaders in BROCCOLI

Leaders in BROCCOLI

We've got the varieties you NEED!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW BROCCOLI MASTER! 


With Over 100 years of Experience...

in commercial and home grown vegetable breeding and production, and in flowering ornamentals, Sakata has survived world wars, economic crises and natural disasters to continuously create new standards in global vegetable and ornamental markets. In a marketplace characterized by intensive consolidation, we stand as a symbol of independence, innovation and reliability.

Specifically, as the undisputed leader in breeding and producing broccoli seed, our extensive research efforts for more than 50 years have produced varieties that have allowed growers to produce superior quality broccoli in a more economically sustainable and efficient way.

Sakata offers broccoli for almost every region. We have broccoli seed that can thrive in variable conditions throughout the year. No matter your location, we carry a broccoli for you! You can see our harvest scheule by clicking on the image below.

NEW for 2016! Meet Millennium, Diamante, Eastern Crown and Eastern Magic!     

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INFINITE GOLD Ranks Highest!

INFINITE GOLD Ranks Highest!

Two times the winner in overall quality!


VIDEO  LSL Melon Harvest Tips!

As we all know, one of the most important characteristics of a superior melon is having a long shelf life, or good holding ability. That’s why Sakata is so excited to present Infinite Gold! This LSL melon allows growers to have more flexibility when it comes to harvest timing i.e. when weather permits, as market prices rise, or as labor is more available. Also, melons that have good holding ability stand up to long-distance shipping, so consumers around the country will still receive melons with excellent firmness and Brix.

New! Infinite Gold 
Bred for Great Shelf Life without Sacrificing Flavor

Infinite Gold represents the next big thing in cantaloupes — where strong performance and long shelf life does not sacrifice great flavor and fruit quality. In fact, a third-party sensory analysis panel rated Infinite Gold higher in flavor and quality attributes than the leading competition!

In the August 2013 Sensory Evaluation, quantities of the three melon samples that were sown, grown and harvested in exactly the same way, were collected by SCS Global Servies from a Sakata Seed facility in Davis, CA, on August 19. Samples were held and evaluated at room temperature for the sensory evaluation on August 20. The scorecard used for the sensory panel was on a 0 to 15 point sale. Panelists are highly trained on the point scale and its nuances.

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TRENDING NOW: Winter Squash

TRENDING NOW: Winter Squash

High quality, superb taste and texture!

Sakata’s winter squash varieties are super performers that really deliver. Consumers who find them in local grocery stores and farmer’s markets can expect nothing less than high quality and superb taste and texture.

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Unbeatable BEETS!

Unbeatable BEETS!

Beets that boast top quality, color and flavor

Beets are fast becoming the darling of the produce aisle, cooking channels, magazines and food blogs.  For years, Sakata America has been quietly and thoughtfully improving the humble beet, preparing it for its time in the spotlight. And the time has finally come!

Market Trends and Evolution

Market trends and an increased consumer demand for beets have created a need for the beet to adapt from its traditional form and characteristics. Now, beets are desired in a range of colors and sizes and for an array of uses, like beet tops!

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