Rijk Zwaan specialises in breeding production, and sales of vegetable seed for the professional growers market worldwide. Rijk Zwaan is among the top 5 largest vegetable breeding companies in the world.
Rijk Zwaan is a global player. With customers in around 120 countries, the company is gaining worldwide knowledge of, and experience in the world's most important vegetable markets.
In order to spread knowledge and experience, Rijk Zwaan has established international product and chain management teams. These international teams frequently offer specific added value to customers active in various countries, such as internationally-operating growers' organisations, supermarket chains and vegetable processors.
The company's primary focus is creating new vegetable varieties. Rijk Zwaan's range of varieties is renewed and improved year after year. The company has several breeding stations. They are situated in different climate zones making it possible for us to select the varieties under temperate, continental, subtropical, tropical and Mediterranean conditions.
Thorough fundamental genetic research is, nowadays, the crucial basis for fast and innovating breeding work. This is why Rijk Zwaan has its own laboratories and research centres where a dedicated team of plant scientists is working in the field of molecular biology, cell biology, quantitative genetics, biochemistry, seed technology and phytopathology.
Rijk Zwaan has the ambition to add a diversity of flavours, colours, health and convenience traits in its new product range, translating these to the wishes and needs of the consumers of different cultures, different taste and new trends. This will make eating vegetables fun, delicious and healthy.
With the Rijk Zwaan Seeds & Services, growers, vegetable processors and merchants are able to develop new possibilities for using vegetables which are perfectly tailored to today's market demands, anywhere in the world.
Since about 4 years, Rijk Zwaan is active in India as supplier of Gherkin varieties to the Gherkin processing industry. Since 2009 Rijk Zwaan is also introducing other vegetable types in the Indian vegetable seed market.