Our direct presence and local experience bring you reliable, purpose-bred crops for a strong competitive advantage. That’s why some of these varieties are already predicted to capture the market despite being a breeding programme in its infancy.
The crops you need to succeed
And it’s not just Brazil following these trends. We’re running similar snacking tomato programs in Turkey and Morocco.
No matter where you are located, or the particular challenges that you face, our tomato seeds will give you the crops you need to succeed now and in the years ahead, as we continue to optimize every link in the value chain.
Our large and growing germplasm pool, 23 active breeding programs and continuing investments in technology ensure that our tomato seeds will produce the crops you need today and in the years ahead.
One example is our Saladette Tomato breeding program in Brazil which, after 8 years of selective breeding, is about to yield the first varieties bred in Brazil, specifically for Brazil, at a time when growers are looking for dependable weather and affordable labour.
Saaho tomato seeds
Because we work closely with growers like you in more than 100 countries, we have a deep understanding of which tomato seeds will deliver the best crops at the best prices for your precise and particular needs.
For example, tomato growers across India now insist on our Saaho tomato seeds. Saaho produces high yields and is ideal for tomato-based curries. It also has excellent disease resistance and firm flesh that protects the fruit even when transported for hundreds of kilometres. Today it is overwhelmingly the most popular variety in India...
What do your customers want?
Long shelf life? Uniformity? Sweetness? Great taste and color? Tomatoes for processing? Tomatoes for cooking? Tomatoes for snacking? Our unrivaled range of tomato seeds will let you grow the right crop every time.
India Greenhouse programme
Our approach goes far beyond simply selling tomato seeds. We create an environment where everyone can succeed, with solutions that enhance the entire value chain from field to plate.
Our India Greenhouse programme is a great example. This is an initiative to finance greenhouses to smallholder farmers. So now they can produce larger, healthier crops that are protected from disease vectors such as insects.
Most tomato growers know the devastating potential of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) and the efforts being made to contain and eradicate it. But did you know that Syngenta was the first tomato seed supplier to introduce a variety with ToBRFV resistance.
When the ToBRFV outbreak began, we immediately started screening our entire germplasm in a systematic search for natural resistance to the virus. And we found it.
Everything we do is driven by data
In-depth expertise has given us the foundations of innovation. But it is data that informs our decisions. So we collect, consolidate and analyze huge volumes of data to develop roadmaps for the tomato seeds of the future.
We are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to create new varieties that are less labour intensive and more productive without sacrificing desirable traits, making them even more attractive to growers, and consumers. Everything we do is driven by data.
Our solutions are meeting your needs
If you process tomatoes or supply tomatoes to processors, we have some excellent news. Following our acquisition of Woodbridge Seed Company and an ambitious investment programme, we are working on several new varieties for processing.
Building on our 12% share of the California market, the next few years will see the introduction of seeds that meet your needs by yielding crops with higher Brix ratings, more dry matter, better disease resistance and predictable, uniform ripening times.
It’s yet another example of how our solutions are...