North America Vegetable Seed Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The North America Vegetable Seed Market is segmented by Tomato, Cabbage, Sweet Pepper, Lettuce, Watermelon, Onion, Melon, Chinese Cabbage, Hot Pepper, Carrot, Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Okra, and other vegetables. The Market is also Segmented by Geography into North American Countries, Including, United States, Canada, Mexico, and Rest of North America.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 7.6 %

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Market Overview

The North America Vegetable Seed Market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period (2020-2025). By vegetable type, the markets for the hot pepper, eggplant, Chinese cabbage, sweet pepper, sweet pepper seeds, and lettuce seeds are expected to witness the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. The major players in the market studied are Bayer CropScience AG, BASF SE (Nunhems BV), Groupe Limagrain, Sakata Seed Corporation. The companies are majorly involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and new development of hybrid varieties of vegetable seeds in North America regions.

Scope of the Report

Most companies are concentrating on hybrid vegetable seeds, which are largely backed by patents in this region. The United States, Canada, and Mexico are the major vegetable-producing countries. Most vegetable seeds are consumed and produced domestically. The United States is the largest exporter of vegetable seeds by volume. The production in the United States is increasing rapidly and the country is ranked sixth, globally. The import share of sweet pepper is also seen to be increasing in the country over the years. In the United States, California is the largest producer, followed by Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan.

Sweet Pepper
Water Melon
Chinese Cabbage
Hot Pepper
Sweet Corn
Other Vegetables
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Decrease in Per Capita Arable Land

In North America, the area under cultivation for vegetable seed was approximately 1.29 million hectares in 2005, which was reduced to 1.03 million hectares in 2018. With the use of HYVs and hybrid varieties, the need to produce more from the decreasing per capita arable land to get higher returns can be possible. This trend is encouraging farmers to shift their focus from conventional seed sources to packaged seeds that promise better returns. The major players within the market are majorly focusing on research and development activities in order to produce new varieties’ of seeds that are embedded with the characteristics of high yield with less crop damage. Thus, the decreasing per capita arable land is going to drive the North America vegetable seeds market by increasing the production of HYV and hybrid variety seeds in various countries of North America.

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Increasing Consumption in United States

The hybrid seeds of tomato, lettuce, and sweet pepper are the highest in demand. California, North Dakota, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, and Wisconsin are the major vegetable seed markets in this region. Broccoli and spinach are highly concentrated in California. Collectively, 42% of farmers are major target customers for hybrid vegetable seeds in the United States. A large portion of the vegetable-growing community in the country prefers hybrid, high-yielding, and disease-resistant varieties of vegetables. As domestic demand for fresh vegetables remains high in the country with the total vegetable production falling by 10% from 2017 to 2018, the need for an increase in the production level is paramount, thus, giving a boost to the vegetable seed market in the US during the forecast period.

North America Vegetable Seed

Competitive Landscape

The top seven industry players, together, contribute to more than half (around 54.12%) in the North American vegetable seed sale. These players are Bayer CropScience, Groupe Limagrain, Syngenta, Sakata, BASF SE, Rijk Zwaan, and Takii & Co. The greater market share of these players can be attributed to their large geographical presence and highly diversified product portfolio. These players focus on R&D, a large product portfolio, a wide geographic presence, and an aggressive strategy for acquisitions.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions & Market definition

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Tomato

      2. 5.1.2 Cabbage

      3. 5.1.3 Sweet Pepper

      4. 5.1.4 Lettuce

      5. 5.1.5 Water Melon

      6. 5.1.6 Onion

      7. 5.1.7 Melon

      8. 5.1.8 Chinese Cabbage

      9. 5.1.9 Hot Pepper

      10. 5.1.10 Carrot

      11. 5.1.11 Sweet Corn

      12. 5.1.12 Okra

      13. 5.1.13 Eggplant

      14. 5.1.14 Other Vegetables

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 United States

      2. 5.2.2 Canada

      3. 5.2.3 Mexico

      4. 5.2.4 Rest of North America


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Bayer CropScience AG

      2. 6.3.2 Groupe Limagrain

      3. 6.3.3 Syngenta AG

      4. 6.3.4 BASF SE (Nunhems BV)

      5. 6.3.5 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt En Zaadhandel BV

      6. 6.3.6 Sakata Seed Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 UPL Limited (Advanta Seeds International)

      8. 6.3.8 Takii & Co Limited


  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Vegetable Seed Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The North America Vegetable Seed Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.6% over the next 5 years.

Bayer Crop Science, Groupe LImagrain, BASF SE, Syngenta AG, Rijkzwaan are the major companies operating in North America Vegetable Seed Market.

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