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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.


Seed world gathers in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
The International Seed Federation (ISF) is celebrating its 100th anniversary in the country where the (vegetable) seed sector started to flourish: the Netherlands. Seeds play a crucial role at the start of the food value chain, providing a wealth of knowledge and power. High-quality seeds, when carefully cultivated, lead to robust crops that are resilient to climate change and plant diseases, benefiting farmers, growers and consumers alike. Plantum, the Dutch industry association, is looking forward to welcoming delegates from around the world to the World Seed Congress in Rotterdam from 27-29 May.
Denomination of Pe: 20, A New Race of Downy Mildew in Spinach
A new race of the downy mildew pathogen (Peronospora effusa) on spinach has been denominated by the International Working Group on Peronospora in spinach (IWGP), based on a worldwide evaluation of isolates from growers' fields and trap nurseries. This was a strong candidate for nomination due to its significant threat to the spinach industry.
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.

High resistance to

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

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.