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National Statistics

Statistics presented represent an annual production season from the 1st of July to the 30th of June the following year.

There are ± 220 active seed growers in South Africa which produce seed potatoes throughout the year.

Table 1:  Registered plantings per region (Generation 0 - Generation 7)

Table 2:  Certified yield per region (Generation 1 - Generation 8 & Standard Grade)

A continuous growth in the quantity of mini tubers certified has been experienced the past 10 years.  Some of the existing mini tuber producers have expanded their facilities and new mini tuber facilities were also accredited  – hence the increase in the number of mini tubers certified.  Eight mini tuber production facilities are at present registered with the Independent Certification Council for Seed Potatoes.

Table 3: Registered plantings per region (In Vitro plants)

Table 4: Certified yield per region (Generation 0)

Pie chart 1 & 2:  Variety distribution

Pie chart 3 & 4: Variety distribution of smaller varieties

Pie chart 5 & 6:  Generation distribution

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