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Eastern Free State

The Eastern Free State, with its mountains and rugged regions, is different from the flat grasslands of the rest of the Free State.  Seed potatoes are produced in the Reitz, Kestell, Memel, Bethlehem and Fouriesburg areas.

Planting starts in September and ends in October.  The harvesting of the crop is from March and ends in June.

Figure 1: Number of registered hectares planted with generation 0 to 7 seed potatoes, and the production of generation 1 - 8 and Standard Grade certified seed potatoes from these hectares for the Eastern Free State region

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