News & Stories

It’s exciting to see the differences in varieties and plants and how they behave and respond.

Raised on Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Annie Walch has always loved the outdoors. With an inherent interest in watching things grow and develop, she has a background in agricultural science and seed production. Since 2008, Annie has worked in seed production and commercial sales trials at the Musk head office.

May 31, 2022

How to make vegetables more appealing

As vegetable breeding company we look for ways to make vegetables more appealing. We do so by combining our breeding expertise with sensory research and consumer research, and we also work together with chain partners. Annette Meeder, a taste researcher at Rijk Zwaan, shares four examples.

May 23, 2022

Rijk Zwaan is a family-owned vegetable seed breeding company

Rijk Zwaan is an independent, family-owned seed breeding company, which has grown to become one of the top four vegetable seed suppliers in the world. Originating in The Netherlands in 1924 by Mr Rijk Zwaan, today it operates in over 100 countries worldwide.

May 31, 2022

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.

May 31, 2022

Natural growth by seizing opportunities

Mr. Rijk Zwaan was a true entrepreneur. In 1924 he opened a shop selling vegetable, flower and crop seeds in Rotterdam and he soon started developing new vegetable varieties himself. In the decades since then, new generations have continued his work with tremendous enthusiasm.

May 31, 2022

Partnering for success with Health Futures Australia

In partnership with Health Futures Australia, a health promotion charity, Rijk Zwaan Australia is embarking on an experiment enabling young people to experience agriculture and develop a love for growing fresh food (and eating it!).

April 13, 2022