Solutions

Solutions

Vegetable Seeds Solutions

We have spent the past few decades partnering with growers like you

There are 2.4 million people in the world who depend on agriculture for a living. From small-scale operations that focus on securing income for their families, to product enthusiasts looking for innovative and exclusive opportunities, success depends on high value, consistent produce and tailored support.

We have spent the past few decades partnering with growers like you. In that time we’ve created new seed varieties that deliver consistently high yields, while matching your consumers’ expectations in appearance and flavors.

 

You can profit from:

• Differentiating from and outshining your competitors

• Expanding your business and shaping the marketplace by pre-empting and influencing consumer trends

• Obtaining a premium price for products

• Reacting and adapting quickly to market intelligence

Solutions that support your needs

We work across the value chain as the preferred partner for growers, marketers, retailers and consumers.

Our global relationships, expertise and insight that spans from finance to marketing, supply chain, production and logistics; enables us to swiftly deliver solutions that support your needs.

Vegetables are a complex market. Consumers around the world are demanding more fruits and vegetables, therefore retailers are constantly in need of reliable produce suppliers. Add to this constantly changing taste preferences and trends, it can be hard to keep up.

As a grower, your needs may change too, in response to things like climate change, economic factors, and new technologies. 

At Syngenta, we get it. 

Global network for your needs

Through a combination of our global networks and the regional insights we gain from working alongside growers everywhere, we’ve developed an unparalleled understanding of your needs and requirements.

Our research and development teams are continually working with our breeders and product teams to deliver new solutions that give you high-yielding, healthy crops.

YOOM™ tomato

We rise to the needs of consumers around the world to keep our growers competitive. For example, our award-winning dark purple YOOM™ tomato contains higher levels of anthocyanins, vitamins and minerals compared to other tomatoes and has a long-lasting umami taste.

These features make it a favorite with growers, retailers and consumers.

iStem cauliflower

Our no-waste iStem cauliflower was recently awarded bronze in Fruit Logistica’s 2022 Innovation Awards. It’s the world’s first edible stem cauliflower, has high yields, and appeals to consumers with its sweet, nutty curds, high fiber, and immune-boosting vitamin C.

It can also be eaten whole with no preparation – reducing food waste.

Angello seedless pepper

Our novel Angello seedless snacking pepper, developed to address consumer preferences for convenience, was awarded the Gold Innovation Award at Fruit Logistica.

Angello is the first pepper consumers can enjoy as a snack without having to cut or remove its seed.

“Angello is a global example of how Syngenta is innovating. People want healthier food alternatives, but they don’t have a lot of time anymore If you go to the grocery store and see a nice package of produce that’s ready-to-eat, whether small grape tomatoes or maybe snacking peppers, that’s so much more convenient than taking home a full-sized bell pepper and preparing it.” 

We invest in technology

Of course, bringing new products to market doesn’t happen overnight. It can take up to 13 years to make sure new seeds can be used safely and sustainably.

Our investment in technology has been designed to speed up this process; for example, our climate-controlled growth chambers can reduce the breeding cycle from as much as eight years to as little as two.

Farming never stops evolving

With such wide diversity across the germplasm pool, we can cross-reference innovations across a range of different varieties and products. This helps us speed up the development of new solutions.

In fact, we’re working on hundreds of breeding programmes right now – and there are more in the pipeline. Farming never stops evolving, so neither do we. It can also be eaten whole with no preparation – reducing food waste.

“Our intuition, levels of understanding and intimacy with growers, breeders and retailers globally enables us to bring innovative new products to market swiftly, while working with each member in the process to support them to be more successful.”

Jeremie Chabanis - EAME Food Chain Business Head

Yield 

You can rely on us to deliver high-performing seed varieties. Our products are developed to resist diseases, pests, and extreme weather conditions to give you consistently strong, sustainable yields. 

Seed health 

Our seeds are protected against fungi, bacteria, viruses, and pests such as nematodes and insects. Our world-class quality control testing makes sure only the best and healthiest seeds reach you.

Product security

Our seeds are protected against fungi, bacteria, viruses, and pests such as nematodes and insects. Our world-class quality control testing makes sure only the best and healthiest seeds reach you.

Taste  

We’ll never underestimate the importance of taste and appearance. That’s why we develop solutions that satisfy both the retailers’ and consumers’ need for color, uniformity in shape and exceptional flavor.

Convenience 

This includes grower benefits such as easy-to-harvest vegetables and longer shelf life that supports online food deliveries and reduces food waste. For consumers, we’re breeding vegetables for ready-to-eat snacking. Our seeds are designed to make life easier for everyone.

Sustainability 

Our innovation and technology help you grow more with fewer resources, and we’re also supporting regenerative practices to keep land healthy and productive for generations to come.