The 70th anniversary fair is scheduled for May 15-18. The plants were given after Sakata Seed’s California spring trials.
The company also donated its Centennial broccoli seed and two San Francisco 49ers football tickets to raise funds in a silent auction benefiting the Heritage Foundation.
The foundation supports the 4-H and Future Farmers of America programs; creates agricultural education opportunities; promotes public awareness; and backs Salinas Valley Fair facility projects.
“Salinas Valley is a hugely important growing region for Sakata and is also the home to one of Sakata’s research stations,” Matt Linder, senior manager for Sakata Vegetables, said in a news release. “We are very pleased to be able to support a community that represents many of our growers and seed distributors in the region.”