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Fairbanks Seeds – NSW Field Day

For the first time in our history, Fairbanks Seeds will be holding a field day at the DPI Greater Sydney Local Land Services Demonstration Farm, Gate 6, Southee Road, Richmond, NSW.

The field days will be held on Thursday 14th June (12pm to 4pm) and Friday 15th June (8am to 4pm), complete with a complimentary BBQ lunch on both days and a breakfast on the Friday.

Fairbanks has a wide range of products that are perfectly suited to the NSW climate and growing trends. On display will be:

  • Syngenta Brassica crops including cauliflower and cabbage, featuring a range of clubroot resistant varieties
  • Chinese cabbage, featuring our new and unique red varieties
  • Asian vegetables
  • Rooting crops, including our whole range of daikon radish and specialty lines
  • Bunching crops, including our new promising hybrid bunching (straight) onion
  • Herbs, including our range of parsley varieties

To help cater for numbers, please RSVP to register your attendance plans with either:

Fairbanks NZ open for business!

Earlier this year we were thrilled to commence servicing customers in New Zealand though our new business Fairbanks Seeds NZ LTD. Fairbanks Seeds NZ is now the exclusive distributor of Syngenta leafy and brassica, field cucurbits and field solanaceae portfolios within New Zealand. In addition, NZ growers will now gain access to a range of Fairbanks varieties sourced from leading vegetable breeding companies around the world.

The start-up of Fairbanks Seeds in New Zealand has generated a very positive response from growers around the country and as such, early demand has been much higher than anticipated. We encourage customers where possible to supply forecasts in advance and thank you for your understanding whilst the company and products are in the early growth phase.

A win at the 2017 East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days

We are very proud to have been awarded the Best Field Plot at the East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days in Victoria in May 2017. Paul Smith, Fairbanks – Gippsland, did an outstanding job in preparing and maintaining the plot.
We showcased an exciting new range of 15 different varieties of wild rocket, alongside the market leading varieties was an array of very dark green types, fine leaf types and even hybrid varieties. Our wild rocket program is looking better than it ever has, if you would like to see some of these new varieties on your farm, please ask us for a trial.
Continuing the innovation theme, we displayed our new all-red mizuna/mustard baby leaf variety “Miztique F1“, showing its brilliant colour. It’s the first baby leaf mustard variety to show intense colour on both sides of the leaf, giving a double colour advantage to salad mixes.
Changing the way we look at mizuna is a new red stem variety called Akana, priced competitively to allow higher usage, Akana will bring vibrancy to an ingredient traditionally used as a filler.
The hybrid chards Galactica F1 & Excel F1 showed their worth by producing a very high yield of quality chard leaves. Galactica F1 showed its strong winter vigour and is selling strongly now, we expect limited seed quantities of Excel later in the year; it is one of the darkest green and highest yielding chard varieties on the market.
Standing out in their brassica plot was the Gohan cauliflower from the Syngenta breeding program, it was right at the end of its time slot (summer/early autumn harvest) but still finished well with a high-quality curd.
Performing very well in the cooler conditions was the butterhead lettuce variety Ruffian from the Syngenta breeding portfolio, it was very uniform and clear that it would yield very well.

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Fairbanks Seeds

12/53 Gateway Boulevard
Epping, Victoria, 3076. AUSTRALIA
Ph: + 61 (03) 8401 3346
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