We are Rijk Zwaan

We are 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

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.

People first

At Rijk Zwaan, we believe in putting people first. Our company 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.

People at the center

Our company

Putting people first means that we pursue a people-focused personnel policy. At Rijk Zwaan, we work together. We motivate, help, respect and show interest in each other.

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.

Get to know us

Solutions and varieties
Breeding a new variety takes between 6 and 16 years of research and development work, which is why we constantly think ahead.
News overview of Rijk Zwaan including events, stories and knowledge sharing.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Our position as an internationally operating fruit and vegetable breeding company pushes us to look beyond borders, and take care of the world around us.