November 3, 2017
National Garden Bureau, Sakata Seed America Award Grants to Three Horticulture Therapy Gardens
The three winners were selected after a two-week online voting process, and will receive grants totaling $5,000.
June 29, 2017
Sakata, American Floral Endowment Partner on 40 Days of Summer Giving Campaign
From July 10 to Aug. 18, contributions made to AFE will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Sakata (which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in North America) up to $10,000.
April 25, 2017
41 New Vegetative Petunias From California Spring Trials 2017: Northern Sites
With the abundance of new introductions for the 2018 retail season, we’ve made it easier for you to sift through them by separating out the vegetative petunias from the Northern sites, which includes selections from Westhoff Flowers, Sakata Ornamentals, Danziger, Proven Winners, and Syngenta flowers.
April 4, 2017
California Spring Trials Day Three – New Intros for 2018 from American Takii, Sakata, Westhoff, and More
Check out some of the great new plant introductions for 2018 the Greenhouse Grower team encountered on day four of California Spring Trials 2017.
April 4, 2017
Takii’s New Breeding Efforts; Sakata Seed America Turns 40; Westhoff Discovers New Constellation; Gediflora Adds Chocolates
Day three on the trail took us to the last three stops in the north, American Takii, Sakata Seed America, and Floricultura, which showcased a number of companies.
March 22, 2017
Growing Tips for Sakata Vegetables’ ‘Aspabroc’ Broccolini
‘Aspabroc’ resembles a broccoli raab with an asparagus stem, has a mild taste, and requires little growing space.
January 17, 2017
Sakata Seed Names New Senior Sales Manager for Ornamentals
Joe Cimino comes to Sakata with past experience at Sun Gro and Florexpo.
January 8, 2017
Sakata’s Participation in Tour de Fresh Race Results in New Elementary School Salad Bar
On the heels of riding in the Tour de Fresh Race in July, Allen Satterlee of Sakata Seed America celebrated by presenting a new salad bar to Galt Elementary School in California.
November 16, 2016
Sakata Expands Its Access To Patents For Variety Development
Sakata Seed recently joined the Vegetable Licensing Platform, which will help the company create new varieties that address challenges such as disease resistance and bring better quality products to market.
October 20, 2016
Sakata Develops New Downy Mildew Resistant Sunflower
‘Vincent’s Choice Deep Orange DMR’ has a deep orange color and a bit more pointed petal form than the other varieties in the Vincent series. It is resistant to more than 10 races of downy mildew that currently affect sunflower.
July 20, 2016
Sakata Seed Develops World’s First Pollen-Free Lisianthus
With no stamen to produce pollen, the new Lisianthus varieties have improved flower durability and the benefit of no scattered pollen that can cause staining of flowers and machines.
June 29, 2016
SunPatiens Earns The 2016 Medal Of Excellence In Marketing Award
With its reputation for excellent garden performance from spring to frost, and as a problem-solver for Impatiens Downy Mildew, SunPatiens has become a “hero plant” that helps gardeners succeed.
June 18, 2016
Mark Your Calendar For Sakata Seed Trials In August
Sakata has set two dates for its California-based trials: Aug. 15-17 in Salinas, and Aug. 17-19 in Woodland.
April 14, 2016
Dr. Allan Armitage’s Top Picks From Floricultura And Sakata During 2016 California Spring Trials
The best new flower introductions have the power to turn a non-believer into a fan. Check out Dr. Allan Armitage’s top picks from his visit to Sakata and Floricultura, the latter of which hosted a number of breeders.