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Rijk Zwaan's Hydroponic Solutions

Rijk Zwaan has developed a diverse range of hydroponic-friendly leafy vegetable varieties, suitable for various systems such as floating rafts, fixed and moving gutter systems (NFT), with or without artificial light, single/multi-layer vertical farms, and other soil-less methods. Visit your local Rijk Zwaan website for the local hydroponic assortment or contact your local distributor

Hydroponic benefits


Every hydroponic project is unique. From the initial idea until the consumption of the final product: Rijk Zwaan’s dedicated hydroponic team with different expertise is ready to support you on your hydroponic journey. By sharing our extensive experience and insights, we are determined to contribute to successful hydroponic projects.


When breeding varieties that can be grown in water, Rijk Zwaan pays attention to aspects such as high yield and efficiency, fast and compact growth, strength against elongation, leaf firmness, attractive colour intensity and good plant health (e.g. tipburn-free).


Rijk Zwaan works in close cooperation with growers, processors, horticultural suppliers, crop consultants and investors to ensure that retailers, foodservice companies and processors receive clean and attractive lettuce-based products in line with their needs.

Soilless growing

In hydroponic growing systems, plants are fed water enriched nutrients, rather than growing in the soil.

Rijk Zwaan has been working with hydroponic growers for many years. In this time, we have identified and developed varieties suitable for hydroponic growing.

Clean, fresh and environmentally friendly

Taking crops out of the soil means they tend to be cleaner, and the controlled environment means that less pests and disease are present, meaning that fewer chemical interventions are required.

Hydroponic crops are very efficient - recirculated nutrient solution means that little water or nutrient is lost to the soil, and having a smaller footprint means they can be grown near high-density population centres - with modern facilities even in warehouses in the middle of cities!

Learn more about our varieties for hydroponics
Harry Burman
Learn more about our varieties for hydroponics
Harry Burman
Crop Specialist