Founded in Daylesford, Victoria, in 1987, Rijk Zwaan Australia (pronounced ‘rake zwarn’) employs approximately 80 staff, working across three primary areas:
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- Vegetable seed sales
- Research and development
- Seed production
Rijk Zwaan is focussed on creating sustainable, tasty and colourful vegetables for growers, retail and trade, and consumers.
Innovative solutions for growers
We are committed to providing technical expertise and solution-based approaches to growers backed by extensive research and development in vegetable breeding, supported by access to global data.
The company is devoted to developing varieties and services with a value-added approach towards working together with partners throughout the supply chain.
At the heart of Rijk Zwaan are our people
We believe a people-focussed structure creates a stable and secure environment, and allows employees to flourish contributing to the success by creating and developing new varieties.
With seeds at the start of the food chain, we recognise the responsibility our company carries in providing quality products and ensuring a healthy future is possible.
Bringing vegetables to life
Not many people can say they’ve had a connection to vegetables their entire life. For Frances Tolson growing up on the family’s vegetable farm means that growing, harvesting, learning about vegetables and educating others is second nature to her. As part of the international chain management team based in Australia, Frances, a self-confessed Vegetable Enthusiast, has been sharing her passion for vegetables.
Investing in seed quality
Breeding for sustainability is at the heart of Rijk Zwaan’s approach to developing new and improved vegetable seeds. Seeds are at the beginning of the food chain and we recognise our contribution towards ensuring global food security. However, the importance of seed quality is often underestimated.