Enthusiastic reaction to new Sweet Palermo colours
Chain partners have reacted enthusiastically to the new Sweet Palermo colours. Orange and chocolate-coloured variants are now available in addition to red and yellow ones within Rijk Zwaan’s brand of sweet pointed peppers.
Rijk Zwaan inspires consumers with a choice of new colours
New colour combinations in fresh produce displays can entice shoppers to choose the healthy option even more frequently. Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan is therefore launching a number of colourful innovations: under the Sweet Palermo® brand as well as in snack tomatoes and kohlrabi.
Rijk Zwaan opens brand-new R&D facility in Fijnaart
On the afternoon of Friday 14 September, Rijk Zwaan officially opened its brand-new R&D facility on Eerste Kruisweg in Fijnaart. This extension gives the international vegetable breeding company the necessary space to further expand its research activities.
Rijk Zwaan open Seed Quality Center
Dutch-based vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan officially opened a new location in De Lier, the Netherlands on May 18. This new Seed Quality Center (SQC) creates more room for growth and the application of new testing and research techniques related to seed quality.
Rijk Zwaan launches range of rocket varieties
Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan adds rocket to its babyleaf assortment under the Rocketeerz label.
Rijk Zwaan receives Best Employer award 2017/2018
Dutch-based vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan has won the ‘Best Employer’ award in the Netherlands within the Production & Industry category. This was announced during the award show of the largest employee satisfaction study organised in the Netherlands.
Inthanon Field Day @ Basedi, Rajasthan
Rijk Zwaan India organized a field visit to Basedi, Rajasthan in January 2018 based on Melons called Inthanon.
Brassica Field Day at Langrian (India)
Rijk Zwaan India Organised Brassica field day On 20th December, 2017, at its Langrian (Near Malerkotla) station in Punjab. 73 Brassica customers from Punjab (ie 3 distributors, 20 Plant Raisers, 10 Dealers and 40 growers) attended the field day . The main objective of this field day was to show our Cauliflower Varieties Ponderet RZ, Bishop RZ, Puntoverde RZ (Romanesco), Broccoli :Tahoe RZ, White Cabbages : Toughma RZ and Oriema RZ, Kohl Rabi: Lech RZ, Morre RZ and Valturno RZ. In addition to Brassica Crops Melon Inthanon RZ, Egg Plant: Sharapova and Mini Cucumbers were shown to the customers.
Demo Days in India
220 growers from four southern states visited the demo early November at the field station of Rijk Zwaan India Seeds. This research and development facility is located at Garakahalli Village, not far from Bangalore in the Indian state Karnataka. Rijk Zwaan India Seeds conducted the demo/field days during three days to display different traits of new varieties.
Official opening of new breeding station in India
Rijk Zwaan officially opened their new breeding station in Garakahlli on February 20, 2017. By developing new varieties under local circumstances, Rijk Zwaan aims to improve food security in India and provide the growing population with high quality vegetables.