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Pepper Seeds

From seedless snack pepper, to seeded hot peppers, our portfolio of pepper seeds meets global demand.

Identifying quality pepper seed starts long before planting

With more than 600 varieties, peppers are a staple crop grown and enjoyed around the world. By working directly with growers across all environments to understand their unique production challenges, we’re able to develop varieties that meet their specific needs, no matter where they are located.


From meeting the growing demands of grocery market customers to the agronomic concerns of growers, our commitment is ongoing.

“Our team of experts actively works closely with growers to understand their unique challenges and preferences. In addition to this, we also conduct extensive research & development to ensure that we’re bringing reliable pepper varieties which are tailored to their specific needs and are optimized for different environment and production cycles.” 
— Aru Sinha, Global Crop Unit Head, Peppers

Global Reach, Local Solutions

Our world-class team of experts are based at R&D sites, trialing stations, and facilities throughout key markets. Their dedication to the pursuit of high yield potential, high performance, and best-in-class produce means our quality and expertise in peppers are unmatched. This vast global knowledge allows us to support research and production of peppers anywhere and help ensure options across all geographies and ecologies.

Maximize pepper productivity all season long

Our breeding teams are in direct contact with the market’s needs and always working on bringing the fastest and best solutions for our customers. A fast breeding line development allows us to transform customers' inputs into tailored, competitive products for our clients. Our extensive trialing helps us to ensure consistency in performance in the different environments.

Pepper customers are distributed around the world. They are growing many different kinds of peppers, including hots and sweets; under open field; and passive and active greenhouse, using the basic to the most advanced technology to produce peppers, and we are walking with them along the path.

Active Greenhouse Peppers

Active Greenhouse Peppers

Syngenta a world leader in greenhouse sweet peppers. We create the direct connections between customer’s needs and varieties that can provide the best results for their specific conditions throughout the year. By understanding what consumers desire, we can help growers find the right variety for whatever the end use: multi-color pack or bulk.

Our goal is to help our customers in maximizing productivity, quality, and consistency. Active greenhouse production is complex, and we understand those challenges and create varieties in those same conditions to create the best options for these growers. This includes adding new disease and pest resistances quickly, to address grower challenges.

Passive Greenhouse Pepper

Passive Greenhouse Production

Syngenta leads the market in Spain and Mexico for passive greenhouse pepper production. This is because of our dedication to helping growers succeed. For example, in Mexico the 4X4 Pepper Resistance campaign provides resistances to four of the most damaging diseases in peppers, saving growers yield and crop protection costs. This means peppers by Syngenta give growers a genetic advantage, even for organic pepper production.

Because passive greenhouse has challenges from climate and other external factors, it's critical growers have plants they can count on to succeed. Syngenta breeders dedicated themselves to developing varieties with high vigor, adaptability, and overall plant power. This helps support high yield potential anywhere passive greenhouse production is used.

Open Field Pepper

Open Field Peppers

At Syngenta, high-yield potential is our top priority, which means we find the genetics that provide resilience, adaptability, and resistance to pests with reduced need for other inputs.

Durable and adaptable, our plants feature a strong, green leaf cover to prevent sun scalding, which helps with determinate and indeterminate varieties and maximizing yield potential. Our varieties’ thick and firm fruit walls make them durable for storage and long transport periods

We have extensive open field trials in every country peppers are grown to help ensure high yields. Whether the peppers are grown using basic production methods or by using advanced technologies, we work alongside growers to help them produce the highest-quality peppers possible.

Our mission is to support growers’ success by providing them most effective tools and resources. To achieve this, we are continually introducing new products that feature enhanced and broader disease resistances, better shelf life, and greater transportability with minimal damage. By promoting these features, we are not only reducing food waste, but also supporting the environment and its sustainability.” 
— Aru Sinha, Global Crop Unit Head, Peppers

Powerful disease resistance

Lesions, necrosis, reduced yield, and so much more – some of the many signs of disease in peppers. When left unchecked, disease will destroy fruit quality and can cause severe yield damage, up to 80% loss.

Fortunately, growers have solutions.

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds provides solutions to address these challenges - and finds and implements them quickly because diseases change and evolve and growers need solutions every season. Plus, genetic resistance means growers can use fewer inputs, meaning season-long protection even in areas where pest control regulations are stringent.

Powdery Mildew (Leveillula Taurica, Lt) is one of the biggest challenges pepper producers have to combat over the last few years, especially in greenhouse and tunnel production. Powdery Mildew reduces productivity and shortens the production cycle of peppers. Today, Syngenta has varieties for key segments that provides growers with high yield potential.

As an industry leader with unique and powerful disease packages for the most damaging pests in pepper production, growers can look for varieties from Syngenta that resist yield-robbing pests and diseases such as:

  • Powdery Mildew (Lt)
  • Phytophthora Blight (Pc)
  • Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
  • Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) 
  • Nematodes

As we focus on offering solutions to consumers, supermarkets, exporters, and growers, we have developed the largest and broadest offerings of pepper varieties that maximize yield potential while still protecting flavor and pungency, size, shape, and color.

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Four disease resistances in one seed

In Mexico, our Pimientos 4X4 Resistencias (Peppers 4X4 Resistances) provides growers with the best resistance package in passive greenhouse including four key resistances. This means they can explore the perfect match for their operation based on features like resistance, texture, geography, and more. 

Hot Pepper Processing

Delivering excellence to processors and exporters

Our product development teams work closely with processing companies to ensure that our peppers meet their requirements for the production of powders, pastes, sauces, or extractions. 

In India, our widely grown hot pepper HPH-5531 is in high demand from exporters and the industry. The dried fruit combines a deep red color with an ideal pungency, making it great for multiple purposes and helping to ensure that no fruit goes to waste.

Unparalleled taste and convenience

From grower to retailer to consumer, Syngenta peppers can be found throughout the value chain. We are proud to provide fresh, innovative products that require minimal effort to enjoy.

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Sweet, seedless snack peppers

With increasing demand from consumers, Syngenta is the first company to introduce sweet seedless peppers. Angello® seedless snacking pepper combines convenience, sweetness, and crunchiness. Perfect for snacking and ready for cooking, because Angello can be enjoyed whole without removing seeds, it's a low-waste product.

Syngenta is committed to serving growers, retailers, and consumers with a consistent supply of peppers. We create varieties that benefit the entire value chain: product innovation for growers, differentiation for retailers, and taste and convenience consumers demand.

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