Sakata’s latest incorporation in broccoli is called Mykonos and it is indicated for summer productions.
Sakata is presenting new developments for the fourth campaign running. In 2015 it was Tritón, a variety that stands out due to its deep green colour and its high yield; Ares appeared in 2016, with outstanding early production and uniformity; Gea came on the market in 2017, with a very high uniformity and very attractive for consumers; and this year Mykonos has arrived, allowing farmers to produce in the summer with a yield and quality that are similar to winter growing. In this way, broccoli marketing all year round is made easier and in the summer farmers now have two varieties: Naxos and Mykonos to diversify the risk.
Antonio Ibarra, Product Promoter for Brassicas at Sakata Seed Ibérica, explains that, for Sakata, it is a top priority for its new references to allow producers to reduce costs. And to do this, they continue researching to obtain broccoli varieties that are disease-resistant, with lower water requirements, which are uniform when harvesting and with less need for treatments.