Who we are

We are Rijk Zwaan. A fruit and vegetable breeding company. Every day, millions of people eat fruit and vegetables grown from our seeds.

Rijk Zwaan at a glance

3,900+ employees

in over 30+ countries

30% to R&D

of our annual turnover

25+ crops

over more than 1500 fruit and vegetable varieties

People first

At Rijk Zwaan, we believe in putting people first.Ourcompany culture plays a key role in everything we do. For us, this means prioritising the well-being and satisfaction of employees, customers, and stakeholders. By creating a supportive and inclusive culture, we aim to foster long-term success and positive societal impact.

Rijk Zwaan in the United States

Welcome to Rijk Zwaan USA. Based in Salinas, California, Rijk Zwaan USA produces, develops and sells Rijk Zwaan vegetable seed in the United States. Incorporated in 2000, Rijk Zwaan USA has over 20 employees working hard to get the best genetics to the market. Traditionally strong in spinach, lettuce, melons and brassica crops, Rijk Zwaan USA is diversifying into new developing markets such as pickling cucumbers, greenhouse vegetables, and various other varieties specially designed with the consumer in mind.


Versatile environment
full of challenges

Loretta Brown is working as Office Manager for Rijk Zwaan USA, where she is responsible for day-to-day matters. In this position she can help her colleagues and Rijk Zwaan partners to be successful.

Continuous innovation

Rijk Zwaan is a family-owned international fruit and vegetable breeding company supplying seeds to growers in more than 100 countries.

Research is at our core. We breed future-proof varieties in anticipation of climate change and ever-changing market demands. To accelerate the breeding process and ensure high-quality seeds, we utilise modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital phenotyping, and data-driven breeding. This enables us to breed better, more sustainable varieties with higher yields and natural resistances to plant diseases for growers and chain partners all over the world.

Seeds at the start of the food chain

Rijk Zwaan develops high-quality fruit and vegetable varieties for the professional agri-food sector. As an independent family-owned company, we operate globally in over 100 countries. With more than 25 different crops and over 1,500 varieties, we provide high-quality seeds to growers worldwide. Our aim is to offer a wide range of fruit and vegetable varieties, whether for high-tech greenhouse, protected cultivation or open-field farming.

Get to know us

Seed assortment
Our seeds form the basis for healthy and appealing vegetables. The world population continues to grow and the demands on food are increasing. That’s why our crop specialists and marketing specialists are in close contact with the entire vegetable chain. We discuss market developments, consumer trends and demographic shifts to identify the right priorities for our breeding programmes. This enables us to launch varieties that offer solutions to various societal challenges.
News overview of Rijk Zwaan including events, stories and knowledge sharing.
Rijk Zwaan believes that to achieve the best results, using suitable vegetable varieties and mastering technical knowledge is absolutely necessary. So, our work does not stop at providing the best quality seeds, but also transfers to our partners and farmers specialist technical knowledge, the latest developments of Rijk Zwaan or agricultural market trends. In particular, we always strive to accompany our partners on the journey to bring products to farmers and end consumers across the country.