Cucumbers in the South African Market

Long cucumber varieties in South Africa are required to be highly adaptable to weather changes, have strong disease resistance, and produce high-yielding crops of excellent quality.
Farmers from around the world prefer a product that will consistently meets these demands and tend to look for varieties that exhibit uniformity throughout the growing season, as well as a long shelf-life once the crops have been harvested.

Hazera is a world leader in vegetable seeds, and has a long, successful history of developing varieties with resistance to multiple diseases. Some of these varieties may offer a high level of disease resistance (HR), while in others this is more moderate, or intermediate (IR).
Hazera’s many years of experience is evident in its varieties of cucumbers. The company strives for customer and consumer satisfaction throughout the value chain.

Over the last three years, after several years of trials in diverse regions of the world, Hazera proudly introduced a new cucumber variety into the market. This variety is specifically adapted to the market requirements in South Africa and belongs to a new category that has been launched by Hazera worldwide – Pro Plus.

Pro = protection & Plus = performance

This series includes features of resilience that saves the grower the use of pesticides, reduces costs, increases profitability, improves their ability to meet standards of clean produce and environmental protection and exhibits excellent performance.

With Hazera’s Pro Plus series, growers can benefit from a reliable, cost-effective, and eco-friendly varieties for reducing crop damage and financial loss.


The upcoming star over the past year, with a fruit length of 32 – 36 centimeters it produces a superior crop in peak winter. Its  big advantage is its resistance to several diseases: high resistance to CYSDV, CVYV and intermediate resistance to powdery mildew, as well as tolerance to ToLCNDV (New Delhi). Island   has attractive fruit – it is long, dark,  firm with noticeable ribs.  in addition, it has high percentage of high quality marketable fruits, there is almost no waste with this brilliant cucumber variety.

Hazera South Africa is constantly looking to improve our varieties and services for the local market. The breeding/R&D team behind the scenes strive for excellence and are attentive to market needs.  We are motivated to develop new beneficial traits and better the resistances of Hazera varieties.
Come try our new varieties from the Hazera Pro Plus Cucumber series, and stay tuned for exciting news regarding Pro Plus!
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