Who We Are – Sunshine Seedling Services

Sunshine Seedling has its roots in humble beginnings since 1982. What started off as a small crop of vegetables in the valley has flourished and expanded into a nursery yielding some of the highest quality timber and vegetable seedlings in South Africa.

Boasting more than 130 years of practical and academic experience from qualified agriculturalists, and a well established management team, Sunshine Seedling Services is the leader in the containerised seedling industry. Sunshine Seedling’s is well placed to meet your highest expectations.

Sunshine Seedling Services produces over 50 million vegetable seedlings annually, as well as 10 million forestry clones and 7 million forestry seedlings.

Welcoming Top Crop and Superlawn to the team

The group of 75 working at Top Crop Nursery are experienced and knowledgeable. From the first point of contact, Wendy De Bruyn, all the way to those working with the products (plants), you will find what you need.

Top Crop and Superlawn has been, and continues to be, a leader in certain lawn and turf grasses throughout the country.

No other business has the selection of warm season grasses that Top Crop can offer.

They cater mainly for other nurseries across the country and overseas, as well as for landscapers (buying in bulk). But what does Top Crop and Superlawn produce?

From cuttings and grass production to other ornamentals as well as garden and landscape greens but on a wholesale level.

They have a range of about 250 species and varieties of both indigenous and exotic perennial plants that they are growing (which will be expanded in time). They carry the largest range of indigenous lawn and ornamental grasses (veld grasses) in the country.

But why would anyone need indigenous grass? For rehabilitating areas where erosion took place or even where alien plants were removed. The benefits of establishing indigenous grasses are numerous. These include water saving benefits as indigenous grass uses less water than alien species.

They do produce a number of exotic species as well for those who are in need of something a bit different. With several species available, they will likely have something you need.

At Top Crop Nursery they take considerable care with regards to where indigenous grass’ seed originally came from, in order to return them to areas with similar climates (this means adaptability is more likely). The indigenous grass plugs are grown from carefully selected seed (harvested from the wild), and grown in the nursery till they can be shipped out, ready to be planted. The options provided really includes everything you will need!

Top Crop Nursery is known for unique products of high quality.

Due to some changes that were made in recent months, where forestry and vegetable production have been moved to Sunshine Seedling Services, this has left more space in which other popular lines can be expanded. With larger numbers, popular lines can be supplied to more clients. And even some new lines can be brought in the future, offering more high quality products. All of our Ornamental plugs are produced in a 98 cavity deep Ellepot plug.

So, whether you are doing some large-scale landscaping and you are in need of high-quality ornamentals, or if you are looking at exotic or indigenous grass, the team at Top Crop Nursery are your point of contact. And yes, that means your local nursery can stock Top Crop Nursery products!

Top Crop Nursery can be found at Brigadon Farm Cramond District and they can be reached on ornamentals@superlawn.co.za or Tel: 033 569 1333/4/5.