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Welcome to Starke Ayres

At Starke Ayres, our goal is to help end hunger. It all starts with the highest quality seed, which is why we invest significant resources into researching and developing superior quality varieties that maximize yields for farmers.

SEED SUPPLIER TO THE WORLD

Founded in 1877 in South Africa, Starke Ayres currently has a sales-network footprint in more than 60 countries, across five continents, with ongoing plans for future expansion and innovation.

WE ARE STARKE AYRES

Starke Ayres is the foremost African specialist and global supplier of premium vegetable, flower and lawn seed varieties – both for commercial and home garden planting. With over 140 years of experience, we are committed to doing ethical business and offering sustainable and innovative solutions to our customers.

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About us
Starke Ayres is the largest independent vegetable seed company in South Africa, supplying both the commercial and consumer markets. It employs more than 250 staff and is committed to growth, innovation and superior customer service.Read More
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Seed varieties for the farming professional
We are the leading supplier of high quality varieties of commercial vegetable seeds for professional growers all over the world. Our state-of-the-art research facilities assist with the constant advantage of ensuring that our seed varieties always deliver success. Read More
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Seed varieties for the home gardener
We supply only premium quality seeds and products, whether growing vegetables and herbs for your kitchen or adding some colour to your flower garden. The cultivation process is easy and fun with our seed varieties and extensive garden care products. Read More

Most recent news

Home Gardening | 19 Nov 2020
5 reasons why seeds may not germinate
In this article we will discuss five common hurdles you can encounter and provide some solutions that will ensure your veggie garden will be fully stocked this summer!Read more
Eco-Friendly | 8 Sep 2020
Starke Ayres – creating a safe haven for owls
In 2016, Stark Ayres established an owl-breeding programme on its farm that uses these birds of prey, instead of chemically hazardous methods, to help keep pests at bay.Read more
Home Gardening | 8 Aug 2020
Hydrocache: saving water, saving plants
The issue of water scarcity is becoming increasingly urgent around the world, amid changing climate and rainfall patterns. In fact, Read more