About us

Rijk Zwaan USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rijk Zwaan, an international vegetable breeding company based in The Netherlands.

Rijk Zwaan in the United States

Welcome to Rijk Zwaan USA. Based in Salinas, California, Rijk Zwaan USA produces, develops and sells Rijk Zwaan vegetable seed in the United States. Incorporated in 2000, Rijk Zwaan USA has over 20 employees working hard to get the best genetics to the market. Traditionally strong in spinach, lettuce, melons and brassica crops, Rijk Zwaan USA is diversifying into new developing markets such as pickling cucumbers, greenhouse vegetables, and various other varieties specially designed with the consumer in mind.

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Rijk Zwaan International

Rijk Zwaan puts people at its center. With around 2,800 employees in over 30 different countries we are devoted to developing products and services with added value for our partners. Our motivated colleagues and the continuous investments we make in research and development result in a truly healthy organization. We are aware of the big personal responsibility that this position carries. So together with our partners we want to actively promote and stimulate vegetable consumption and contribute to its supply. 

Rijk Zwaan, a family owned company, is amongst the top 5 vegetable breeding companies in the world.


In order to develop new varieites and supply top-quality seeds, continuous innovation is essential. 40 percent of our colleagues are actively involved in research and development, and we invest around 30 percent of our turnover in R&D each year.


Read more about Rijk Zwaan’s activities and opinions on the corporate website