Knox™ wins Innovation Award 2017
12.02.2017 | : Rijk Zwaan

On Friday 10 February 2017, the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award was presented for the eleventh time. Over 70,000 visitors to the trade fair were invited to vote for their favourite out of the ten nominees, and Rijk Zwaan is extremely honoured and proud to announce that Knox™ emerged as the winner.   “This award is the icing on the cake following more than ten years of intensive breeding work. We wholeheartedly thank the visitors for their votes and our chain partners for their faith in Knox,” comments Bauke van Lenteren, Marketing S... » .

Bejo and Rijk Zwaan announce licensing deal on traits in vegetables
01.02.2017 | : Rijk Zwaan

Bejo and Rijk Zwaan have signed an agreement for the exchange of non-exclusive licenses for patented traits in vegetables. This exchange will enable the two vegetable breeding companies to strengthen their innovative capacities and introduce improved varieties more quickly.   Using each other’s innovations Under the agreement, the parties provide each other the right to use plant material that falls under the scope of several of their patents for both breeding and commercial purposes in vegetables. The agreement thus increases the pos... » .

Milestone for development of African horticulture
20.01.2017 | : Rijk Zwaan Netherlands

Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan has introduced its first hybrid varieties for African eggplant. These varieties have numerous advantages over those traditionally grown in Africa and will enable farmers to generate a better income for themselves. Rijk Zwaan spent almost 10 years working on the development of these varieties and is now selling the first seeds on a commercial basis.   Hybrid varieties Typical African vegetables – like African eggplant and African kale  are traditionally cultivated from saved seed or from open polli... » .


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