Sakata Seed Buys Cabbage Line

Sakata Seed Corporation acquires Reed's Seeds cabbage genetics.

Published on: Feb 4, 2009

Sakata Seed America and Alf Christianson Seed Company, Morgan Hill is pleased to announce the purchase of Reed's Seeds cabbage genetics by Sakata Seed Corporation of Yokohama, Japan. The purchase includes all existing commercial varieties as well as the genetics from this long standing and highly regarded breeding program.

Reed's Seeds cabbage program, based in Cortland, N.Y., includes various kinds of hybrid cabbage consisting of market leading fresh market green and red, savoy, processing and storage types. The addition of these varieties expands and broadens Sakata's already excellent and diverse cabbage line globally. The infusion of these new genetics into Sakata's breeding program is sure to produce exciting future hybrids. Reed's Seeds will continue to operate their seed dealership business, which includes the representation of the Sakata and Chriseed branded line of vegetable products.

Sakata Seed Corporation looks forward to developing new and superior cabbage varieties for growers around the world. Sakata Seed America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sakata Seed Corporation and is located in Morgan Hill. The company provides high quality flower and vegetable seed.

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Alf Christianson Seed Company is a subsidiary of Sakata Seed Corporation and is based in Mt. Vernon, Washington. The company markets high quality vegetable seed in the USA and internationally under the Chriseed brand. For information on Alf Christianson's products, services, or dealers, please call (360) 336-9727 or visit