Rijk Zwaan is a Dutch vegetable breeding and seeds production company headquartered in De Lier in the province of South Holland. Rijk Zwaan is the number four vegetable breeding company in the world. The family-owned company product portfolio mainly comprises fruit vegetables, leafy crops, root crops and cabbage types. Varieties of said crops are selected based on traits including flavour and texture, consistency, production value and health and nutritional values. The company breeds vegetables and sells the seeds produced from them.
In addition to selling seeds, they share their knowledge with customers. To assess whether crops are suitable for local conditions, the varieties are trialled in practice by growers around the world. By sharing knowledge about production techniques and product sales, Rijk Zwaan helps growers to improve their yields.