What can happen if optimum conditions, excellent management, and superior genetics come together? To answer this question, we paid a visit to Frank Booth (Owner) and Dean (Manager) at Sunnyvale Farms situated in the Ofcolaco region. There are many challenges they need to overcome when it comes to bean production in the cooler winter months of the Lowveld.
Our Hickok bean offers assistance with its increased ability to endure the cooler nights and warmer days typical of this region. As a result of this ability, Hickok is known to produce a higher pack-out percentage, putting the producer in a position where he can supply quality products more consistently.
When you add great management skills to the potential of Hickok, you can smile as wide as Dean did with his harvest of 16 639kg on his 1st pick and 1 631kg on his second pick with a total waste percentage of as low as 330kg – that is only 1.8% waste.
The planting date was 11/4/2022 and the picking date was 17/6/2022.
Congratulations and well done, Dean!