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Fruit Vegetable Seed Market Trends

ID: MRFR//2372-HCR | 90 Pages | Author: Varsha More| July 2024

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Market Overview

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Market Size was valued at USD 6.66 Billion in 2023. The Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market industry is projected to grow from USD 7.196796 Billion in 2024 to USD 12.39 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.03% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Shift towards healthy eating, urbanization and limited arable land, climate change and extreme weather events, government policies and incentives, export and import markets, consumer preferences and trends, sustainability and biodiversity, investment in research and development, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Market1


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Market Trends

  • Urbanization and limited arable land is driving the market growth

Urbanization and a shortage of arable land have a big impact on the market for fruit and vegetable seeds. As the world's population grows and more people move to cities, the demand for fresh produce is increasing, but the amount of farmable land is decreasing. To address these difficulties and meet the evolving needs of urban dwellers and small-scale farmers, innovative agricultural solutions and a change in the types of seeds required have been developed.

Urbanization, which is defined by the rapid rise of cities and towns, has altered landscapes and disrupted the traditional agricultural model. As more people choose to live in cities, there is a great need for fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. Urban consumers value locally grown product because they think it is more sustainable and fresher than produce sent in from far rural areas. As a result, urban agriculture and rooftop gardening have grown in popularity, allowing individuals and groups the ability to grow their own food in confined spaces. For these urban farming strategies, particular seed varieties that are suitable for vertical farming, container gardening, and other constrained growing techniques are needed.

The lack of fertile terrain significantly restricts traditional agriculture. Arable land has been converted into urban areas, reducing the quantity of land that can be used for farming and raising competition for the remaining agricultural regions. To enhance crop yields and cultivate marginal land, farmers and agricultural businesses are looking for new techniques. This has pushed the market for seeds that can thrive in challenging conditions, such as dry regions, poor soil, or limited plots of land. To assure agricultural productivity under difficult conditions, seed types that are resistant to disease, pests, and drought have become crucial. To solve the issues brought on by urbanization and the lack of arable land, seed companies and agricultural scholars have made considerable investments in breeding programs and biotechnology research. The goal is to develop seeds that can flourish in urban agriculture settings and utilize the space at hand to its fullest. For instance, compact and dwarf fruit and vegetable varieties are being created, making them suitable for urban gardening because they thrive in containers or small amounts of land.

Growing crops in numerous layers is a space-saving technique that is becoming popular in urban areas. In order for this method to be successful, seeds must be specifically created to flourish in climate- and artificial lighting-controlled indoor habitats. These seeds must have characteristics like rapid development, high nutrient content, and resistance to pests and diseases. Urban farming practices like hydroponics and geoponics, which use nutrient solutions or mist conditions, respectively, are becoming more and more common. The fact that these systems rely on particular seed types that are evolved to thrive without typical soil support increases the requirement for innovative seeds even further.

Urbanization has also contributed to the expansion of urban food markets and direct-to-consumer sales, which allow farmers to sell their produce to city dwellers. This provides an opportunity for local farmers to offer unique and heirloom seed varieties that are suited to the specific gastronomic and cultural tastes of urban inhabitants. As urban areas become more self-sufficient in food production, urban farming helps to ensure food security by reducing reliance on long-distance crop distribution and transportation. Produce that is farmed close to urban areas can reduce carbon emissions and enhance sustainable food systems. Thus, driving the Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market revenue.

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Market Segment Insights

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Type Insights

The Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market segmentation, based on type includes Brassica, Cucurbits, Solanaceae, Amaryllidaceous, Citrus Family and others. The solanaceae segment dominated the market in 2022. The Solanaceae family includes over 2,000 species of small trees, shrubs, and plants in 75 genera. Both stem cuttings and seeds can be used to reproduce Solanaceae. Using the cutting method, shrub-like plants can be created. The tomato is a perennial plant that grows in tropical climes even though it is officially a fruit according to botany.

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Trait Insights

The Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market segmentation, based on Trait, includes Genetically Modified and Non-Genetically Modified. The non-genetically modified category generated the most income in 2022. The non-GM seed business is essential to the organic farming industry because genetically modified crops are prohibited in organic agriculture. Organic product commands a higher price on the market, which attracts farmers who choose non-GM seeds.

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Category Insights

The Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market segmentation, based on Category, includes Organic and Conventional. The organic segment dominated the market, in 2022. As consumer concerns about food safety, environmental sustainability, and human health have grown, so has consumer demand for organic fruits and vegetables. Customers who are more concerned with the environment and their health and are willing to pay more for organic products are the ones driving the demand for organic seeds.

Figure 1: Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Market, by Category, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Market, by Category, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The Asia-Pacific Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Market dominated this market in 2022 (45.80%). A large variety of fruits and vegetables can be grown in the Asia-Pacific region due to the wide diversity of climates, from tropical to temperate. The area is also renowned for its abundant biodiversity, which translates to the availability of a wide range of distinctive and indigenous agricultural kinds, frequently requiring specialist seeds. Moreover, China’s Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market held the largest market share, and the Indian Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market accounts for the second-largest market share. The European Union is well known for its significant spending in agriculture R&D. This includes advancements in biotechnology, genetic engineering, and plant breeding that have led to the development of superior seed varieties with enhanced properties like disease resistance, increased yield, and higher nutritional value. Further, the German Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market held the largest market share, and the UK Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market was the fastest growing market in the European region.

The North America Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Vegetables are in high demand in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, which has motivated the vegetable gardening seed sector. Additionally, the country's expanding demand for hybrid tomato, lettuce, and sweet pepper seeds is boosting the market in the United States. Further, the U.S. Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market held the largest market share, and the Canada Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Fruits & Vegetable Seeds industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Fruits & Vegetable Seeds industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Fruits & Vegetable Seeds industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market, including Bayer AG (Germany), Syngenta Crop Protection AG (Switzerland), Groupe Limagrain Holding (France), Sakata Seed Group (Japan), Advanta Limited (India), TAKII & CO., LTD. (Japan), Mahindra Group (India), Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt En Zaadhandel B.V (Netherlands), Western Bio Vegetable Seeds Ltd (India), Maharastra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited (Mahyco), Corteva Agriscience (US), KWS SAAT SE & Co. (Germany), DLF Seeds & Science (Denmark), Invivo (France), Royal Barenbrug Group (Netherlands)Liquid Colours (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa), KALO (US), IFC Solutions (US) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Research, development, manufacture, and marketing of products for agricultural and human health are all activities carried out by Bayer AG (Bayer). It provides treatments for a variety of ailments, including those related to women's health, cardiovascular disease, hematology, and ophthalmology. Additionally, it seeks to develop cutting-edge technology and chemicals for application in contemporary agriculture and medical. Seeds, crop protection products, diagnostic imaging tools, specialist drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) goods, prescription goods, and non-agricultural pest management products make up the company's product portfolio. Bayer's healthcare and crop protection products are primarily distributed through wholesalers, pharmacies, hospitals, and retailers. It operates through a network of subsidiaries across Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Bayer's headquarters are in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Sakata Seed Corp. (Sakata Seed), an agricultural company. Bulb plants, grass seeds, flower seeds, vegetable seedlings, flower seedlings, and gardening tools are among the items it manufactures and sells. Additionally, the company performs breeding, research, technical seeding assistance, landscaping and greening work, greenhouse work, and the construction of agricultural facilities under contract. Sakata Seed sells its goods through wholesale and retail establishments in both domestic and international markets. In addition to Asia-Pacific and Europe, the company also has activities in the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa. Sakata Seed's corporate office is located in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Recent News:

Organically produced seed will be added to the portfolio of vegetable seeds offered by Bayer under the new Vegetables by Bayer umbrella, the company announced in April 2021. Tobacco, sweet pepper, and cucumber, which are three crucial crops for the greenhouse and glasshouse industries, will be the primary organically produced items at the time of commencement. In 2023, tomato rootstock varieties will succeed these. Vegetable seed varieties will be marketed and sold under the Seminis and De Ruiter brand names. The expansion of Bayer's portfolio is a direct response to the growing demand from customers for premium organic seed. The demand for certified organic products among consumers worldwide is anticipated to continue increasing, which will propel market growth. According to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), the current value of the worldwide organic food market exceeds €106 billion. With a 6.2% CAGR, the global organic food seeds market is anticipated to increase from $355M in 2020 to $480M by 2025.The surge in demand for vegetable seeds offered by Bayer creates a significant opportunity for several customers to expand their enterprises, all the while advocating for consumer food diversity and facilitating availability of nourishing fruits and vegetables.

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds will introduce a "ToBRFV Resistant" seal in April 2024 to designate varieties that are resistant to the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV). The seal represents Syngenta's dedication to providing disease-resistant varieties that safeguard yields against ToBRFV and other significant diseases; to uphold superior fruit quality in terms of flavor, shelf life, consistency, and transportability; and to persist in investigating potential remedies for ToBRFV and other pests that affect agricultural production. Syngenta scientists are seeking a complete resistance to ToBRFV that does not compromise produce quality, flavor, or resistance to other diseases. Growers who receive the ToBRFV Resistant seal are assured of receiving a comprehensive tomato bundle, encompassing various threats such as pepino virus, tomato spot virus, leaf curl, fruit color, and shelf life.

Key Companies in the Fruits & Vegetable Seeds market include

  • Bayer AG (Germany)

  • Syngenta Crop Protection AG (Switzerland)

  • Groupe Limagrain Holding (France)

  • Sakata Seed Group (Japan)

  • Advanta Limited (India)

  • TAKII & CO., LTD. (Japan)

  • Mahindra Group (India)

  • Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt En Zaadhandel B.V (Netherlands)

  • Western Bio Vegetable Seeds Ltd (India)

  • Maharastra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited (Mahyco)

  • Corteva Agriscience (US)

  • KWS SAAT SE & Co. (Germany)

  • DLF Seeds & Science (Denmark)

  • Invivo (France)

  • Royal Barenbrug Group (Netherlands)Liquid Colours (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa)

  • KALO (US)

  • IFC Solutions (US)

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Industry Developments

April 2022: East-West establishes a strong presence in Brazil by the acquisition of Hortec Tecnologia de Sementes Ltd, a supplier of Brazilian vegetable seeds with headquarters in Braganca Paulista, Sao Paulo. It has more than 30 years of expertise, a wide variety of vegetable varieties, including lettuce and tomatoes, and an established capacity for seed production and processing.

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Market Segmentation

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Type Outlook

  • Brassica

  • Cucurbits

  • Solanaceae

  • Amaryllidaceous

  • Citrus Family

  • others

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Trait Outlook

  • Genetically Modified

  • Non-Genetically Modified

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Category Outlook

  • Organic

  • Conventional

Fruits & Vegetable Seeds Regional Outlook

  • North America

  • Canada

  • Europe

  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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