Defense label ensures healthy crops

Defense label: resistances against plant diseases

Plant diseases are a major cause of production losses and other headaches for growers worldwide, which is why Rijk Zwaan offers the Defense label. It comprises a number of different lines of varieties that have key resistances against serious plant diseases that can occur during the cultivation of cucumbers, melons, courgettes, sweet peppers and hot peppers, among other crops. Dozens of years of breeding work have gone into the development of these varieties.

robust celery and celeriac varieties

In the spotlight: robust celery and celeriac varieties for organic production

Growers are keen to work with strong varieties that can be planted early and are not susceptible to blight. According to the specialists at Rijk Zwaan, these three celeriac and five celery varieties are a good choice.

Broad assortment of organic products appeals to grocery retailers

Every day, Belgian wholesaler BioVibe supplies organic fruit and vegetables to customers within a large radius of its base in Sint-Katelijne-Waver. “Food retailers appreciate our flexibility and wide choice. After experiencing a sharp rise at the start of the pandemic, the growth in demand for organic vegetables has now stabilised. The demand for organic fruit…

Rijk Zwaan spinach varieties

Organic growers can count on these spinach varieties

Organic spinach growers can count on the varieties supplied by Rijk Zwaan. Their extensive resistances keep the crop free of downy mildew and leaf diseases, while the high vigour prevents weeds. Rijk Zwaan’s spinach specialists for the industrial and fresh markets explain which varieties are best suited to organic cultivation.

In the spotlight: Rijk Zwaan aubergine varieties suitable for organic production

Organic aubergine growers have plenty of choice at Rijk Zwaan: strong, reliable varieties that perform well in hot summers. The innovative CleanLeaf aubergines represent a new generation. Here, our specialists Florian Friedrich from Germany and Aureliano Cerezuela Márquez from Spain present their favourite varieties.

Rijk Zwaan lettuce seeds for organic production

In the spotlight: The Rijk Zwaan lettuce seeds for organic production

The demand for organically grown lettuce is still rising. Rijk Zwaan offers growers a wide range of organic seeds, whether their focus is on taste, size, up-to-date Bremia or Nasonovia resistances or low nitrogen. Here, Rijk Zwaan specialists present their choice of lettuce varieties for both temperate and Mediterranean climates.