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Vegetable seeds

Syngenta has 150 years heritage in Vegetable Seeds

Growing vegetables is a complex business and we are dedicated to supporting our customers and partners around the world to produce healthy, tasty, affordable produce that meets exacting consumer demands.

We meet the needs of diverse customers and growing systems from large farms and highly-intensive production systems to smallholders in emerging markets. Our aim is to increase yield in a sustainable way, with new traits to increase quality, as well as integrated pest and disease management to protect their crops.

We drive innovation to improve flavor, quality, convenience and productivity for the benefit of growers, marketers, retailers and consumers around the world.

What we do

We work across the value chain to address today’s increasing demand for healthy, fresh produce. We serve a growing, dynamic industry with diverse local grower needs.

Through our dedicated and specialized teams, we bring our expertise in genetics, crop management efficiency, and value chain relationships to support:

  • increased vegetable yield and quality, improve pest and disease control, and higher ROI for growers
  • improved crop uniformity, increased shelf life and product safety
  • better produce flavor, color, shape, appeal and convenience while also reducing food waste and improving natural resource management

Passion for innovation

We continuously invest in Research and Development to deliver more winning innovation for our growers and stakeholders around the world. Our 27 Research and Development sites enable us to develop new products thanks to locally-tailored breeding programs. We launch over 150 varieties each year.

Our strong portfolio of 30 vegetable species – and more than 2,500 varieties – makes us the partner of choice for growers around the world.

Every day, we use our experience and know-how in agronomy to meet the needs of our diverse customers, leverage new technologies and stay closely connected to our growers.

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Tomato Vision, our new tomato demonstration centre

In the Netherlands Tomato Vision invites visitors to an immersive journey from concept varieties to delicious tomatoes on our menu.  It's set to change the way tomato varieties are bred, fulfilling new market demands in the future.

Life at Syngenta

We are passionate about Vegetable Seeds. We value agility, and foster an entrepreneurial mindset. We empower our people to do what’s right for the customer and for Syngenta.

We value diversity and inclusion of people, communities and customers. Embracing the unique perspectives and capabilities of our employees is helping us catalyze innovation, maximize performance and create business value.

Our stories
Breeding healthy vegetables in times of climate change

Climate change makes growing food harder. To help farmers we're breeding seeds that are drought resistant and heat tolerant.