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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

Donations | 26 Feb 2021
Starke Ayres donates to #CYCLONEIDAI survivors
Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.Read more
Nurseries | 19 Feb 2021
Growing success in Swaziland
In 1993, Swaziland’s Chris Vickery was growing turmeric. While on a trip to the USA to see the latest in drying technology for his herbs, he came across The Seedling Nursery, wh...Read more
Pumpkins | 17 Feb 2021
Cutting it fine with pumpkins
With late summer plantings there is always a danger of cold conditions setting in before full maturation of the crop.Read more