Vegetable seed production in France
France is known world wide as a major agricultural country. The total acreage of vegetable seed production yearly exceed 10.000 ha.
There are three major areas for vegetable seed production in France:
- Beauce in the centre of France between 47th and 48th N latitude offers large scale farming and well equipped for bulk crops.
- Loire Valley, which is the traditional seed production area with a very long history in multiplication. Farm structure allows smaller acreages and more specialized crops, even tunnel production.
- South West France, with the seed production concentrated in the provinces Aude and Gers, has a unique Mediterranean climate and a farm structure for intensive production of labour intensive crops like Hybrid brassica, Hybrid Onion, Hybrid Carrot and Hybrid Radish etc. Our seed production specialists have many years of experience in seed multiplication.