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We want to actively contribute to the world's food supply and stimulate fruit and vegetable consumption by laying the foundations for healthy and appealing fruits and vegetables.


These new organic varieties help cucumber and pepper growers to face the future
Thanks to combining both endurance and high production with extensive resistances, Rijk Zwaan’s organic cucumber and pepper varieties are perfect aligned with growers’ needs. The company has produced two leaflets containing an overview of all its organic – and, for some segments, non-chemically treated – varieties. Here, Crop Specialists John Verbruggen, Florian Friedrich and Johannes Van Megen discuss their personal favourites, including some newcomers.
The changing landscape of the pickling cucumber industry
A market that evolves continuously needs innovations. Each market seeks certain traits that help them to reach their best potential in terms of production and quality to meet the needs of the entire chain. A company such as Rijk Zwaan stands at the beginning of this chain: Rijk Zwaan breeds for new traits to cross in varieties to meet these needs. But how do they accomplish this? How do they stay informed about current events in North America while being active in so many different countries? What are key traits to focus on right now? And what does this mean for you – as a partner in this chain? Discover this when you delve into the article below.
These seven brassica specialties tick the right boxes - Green White Romanesco
These seven brassica specialties tick the right boxes
New brassica trends often start in Asia and the USA, according to Michael Kreitz, Crop Coordinator Cauliflower and Kohlrabi at Rijk Zwaan. But the popularity of novelties like green or white Romanesco and purple cauliflower is not limited to trending markets; they also add value in traditional markets. He highlights seven interesting Rijk Zwaan brassica specialties that tick the most important boxes.

High resistance to ToBRFV

Rijk Zwaan has found new genetics with high resistance (HR) to the Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). The best-performing hybrids are now available under the Rugose Defense label
Tatayoyo: a tropical adventure

Tatayoyo: a tropical adventure

Meet Tatayoyo, our award-winning, big ready to eat, snack-size pepper, bursting with flavours. Get surprised and explore the unknown.
Varieties and seeds


Rijk Zwaan is a fruit and vegetable breeding company. We develop new fruit and vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them all over the world.


In our quest for new and improved varieties, we take trends and demographic developments into account to identify the right priorities.