Musico put to the test!

Ruaan Lerm (Product Developer), Wynand Oelofsen (Sales Representative) along with Anton van der Merwe (National Sales Manager) got together to evaluate one of our carrot varieties against 15 of our competitors in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province.

The evaluation took place in the Balgowan area, at the Fourbas 23 Farm. Musico was put to the test during the winter time slot.
Planted on the 11th of March just after the rainy season, the crop was exposed to rain and cool conditions throughout its growth period.

Harvest day was on the 1st of September 2022. ‘Evaluation blocks’ of 1 m2 were identified for all varieties at 7 and 9 m into the field.
The varieties were packed into rows where they were planted for the farmer to inspect the carrots. The top five varieties were then taken in crates to Mr Manny Salgado’s packhouse in the Dargle area. All the varieties were evaluated and presented to the farmer.

Musico proved to be the winner, not only in yield but also the pack out quality. This variety has shown that it is trustworthy and reliable, but the slot is vital, by getting this right we can guide you to harvesting the optimum carrot.
Musico has many benefits and is adaptable throughout South Africa.

We at Hazera would like to guide our growers interested in growing Musico, step by step from sow to harvest.

“Thanks, I know what works,” the words of Mr Manny Salgado after presenting the final trial results to him.

A special word of thanks to Mr. Salgado for nurturing this crop to excellence with professionalism and outstanding farm management.