Why choose Rijk Zwaan?

Quality and reliability

Rijk Zwaan Australia offers top quality seeds across a broad range of vegetable varieties, specifically selected for local Australian conditions.

We consider our customers to be our partners and work together to foster long-term partnerships with our partners, the industry and those throughout the supply chain.

Technical advice and variety development

We believe variety choice is one of the most important decisions to ensure a successful harvest. Selecting the right variety requires in-depth knowledge of specific growing conditions and market requirements.

Our location in the Southern Hemisphere is important to the wider Rijk Zwaan group. In Australia, we undertake counter-season seed production and R&D activities, reducing the time required to bring new seed varieties to market.

Rijk Zwaan invests heavily in conducting trials of our varieties. We strive for constant improvement in variety development by sharing knowledge with our breeders and growers.

Innovation and adding value

At Rijk Zwaan we demonstrate industry leadership by working with our partners to bring innovation to the forefront and provide added value through our innovative methods promoting sustainability with the development of traits such as Blueleaf®, Cleanleaf® and Knox™.

Our team are ready to work with you to develop new concepts and varieties from our breeding programs.

We seek to create new markets and opportunities for our growers, retailers and food service suppliers, so they can launch new products to the market with added value, providing them with a market edge.

Our goal is to increase global vegetable consumption by working together with the entire supply chain.

What can you expect from us?

  • Top quality seeds supported by expert technical advice
  • Distinctive products, new varieties and new concepts
  • Account managers who are passionate about vegetables
  • Experienced technical representatives
  • Access to support from an experienced international network
  • Access to our variety trials, both locally and internationally
  • The opportunity to engage with consumers via the social network Love My Salad

In this business you need to be honest and open

James Bertram undertakes a dual role at Rijk Zwaan. As Account Manager for Oceania, James looks after the company’s accounts and distributors in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. In addition, he is also a Crop Specialist, supporting the Australian high tech cropping industry.

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Rijk Zwaan James Bertram in demo field
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Working together to secure our food future

The future of farming and food production is a shared responsibility. While the world’s population is increasing at a rapid rate, and available arable land and water are becoming increasingly scarce, this presents opportunities for key players in the industry to explore new pathways for vegetable development.

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