Our ambition in vegetables is to be a supplier in top quality varieties
In 2019, we put together a team of vegetable seed specialists that with an adventurous and pioneering spirit will build an organization and its activities towards a significant position in markets around the globe.
This ambition expands the existing KWS portfolio into a market that has a long term outlook of growth through drivers as the trend towards a sustainable and healthier diet.
Working together with experts and companies who share our values and drive for high quality, we will make step by step investments in the years to come.
In doing so, we will follow a three pillar approach; organic growth, accompanied by the sale of licensed commercial varieties and selective acquisitions.
For more than 160 years we have been developing very successfully varieties of agricultural plants. This competency will now help to build up the new business activity in vegetables.
Developing a diverse vegetable portfolio with selected partners
In order to meet the different needs of growers around the globe, we are teaming up with selected partners in various countries.
We will combine our efforts and develop future varieties within our international breeding network as such keep expanding our crop range.
Currently, we can already offer high quality varieties for crops such as spinach, red beet, swiss chard and beans.
For the future we are focusing on tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, watermelons and melons which are the five most important vegetable crops around the world.
Our focus in breeding vegetables is to equip plants with a high tolerance to abiotic stress and minimize the use of resources such as water and chemicals in growing them.