Organic Seed Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Organic Seed Market is Segmented by Type (Field Crop Seeds, Vegetable Seeds, Fruit and Nut Seeds, Other Crop Seeds). A Geographical Analysis of the Top 15 Markets Across the World is also Provided.

Organic Seed Market Size

Organic Seed Market Growth
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Market Size (2023) USD 2.82 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 5.12 Billion
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 12.70 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Organic Seed Market Key Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Organic Seed Market Analysis

The Organic Seed Market size is expected to grow from USD 2.82 billion in 2023 to USD 5.12 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 12.70% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2019, North America was the largest geographical segment in the overall market, and it accounted for a 38.8% market share.

The growing demand for organic products,amid increasing dietary concerns and a change in consumer spending patterns, has led to a significant increase in the production of organic crops all over the world. This has enhanced the demand for organic seeds. However, the cost of seeds is becoming a significant economic barrier for farmers in a few countries, which is influencing them to choose conventional seeds over organically produced seeds.

Organic Seed Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Organic Seed Market according to our research experts:

Rapidly Expanding Market for Organic Vegetable Seeds

According to the International Trade Statistics (ITS), the average organic vegetable seed production increased by 22.7%, from 2015 to 2016, in countries, like Mexico, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and India. The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) estimated the total area under organic vegetable production to be 0.8% of the total area, of the overall vegetable production, globally, in 2018. The countries with the highest organic vegetable seed production are Mexico, the United States, China, Poland, and Egypt. Organic seed accessibility, lack of awareness regarding the benefits associated with organic seeds, and higher prices are a few of the challenges faced by consumer groups all over the world. However, on the upside, increasing consumption of organic vegetables, by consumers, is driving the organic vegetable seed market, which is expanding at a rapid pace. Some of the major global players for organic vegetable seed sources are - Vitalis Organic Seeds, Seeds of Change, Wild Garden Seeds, Fedco Seeds Inc., and Tamar Organics, among others.

Organic Seed Market Share

North America Dominates the Global Market

North America is the largest organic seeds market, as a result of the growing organic sales over the years. There are several factors, like the growing trend of home gardening, rising demand for healthy food, and favorable government regulations, augmenting the sales of organic seed in North America. Some of the major players in North America are High Mowing Organic Seeds, Johnny's Selected Seeds, and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Most of the organic sales recorded in Canada are from the field crops seed segment, holding almost 50% of the market share. However, most of the organic farmers in the United States are still relying on conventionally produced seeds, at least to some extent, considering them an economical alternative to organic seeds. This posed a threat to the market, in the country, as it may hamper the market during the forecast period.

Organic Seed Market Size

Organic Seed Industry Overview

The organic seed market is highly fragmented, with several small and medium-sized companies witnessing minimal share in the global market. The higher market shares of players are likely to be attributed to their highly diversified product portfolios and launches of various new varieties of seeds every year. Moreover, companies are focusing on expanding their business to new regions, such as Africa and Asia-Pacific, to increase their customer base and brand awareness.

Organic Seed Market Leaders

  1. Vitalis Organic Seeds

  2. Seeds of Change Inc.

  3. Seed Savers Exchange

  4. Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

  5. Johnny's Selected Seeds

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Vitalis Organic Seeds, Seeds of Change Inc., Seed Savers Exchange, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Johnny's Selected Seeds

Organic Seed Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 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 Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Field Crop Seeds

      2. 5.1.2 Vegetable Seeds

      3. 5.1.3 Fruit and Nut Seeds

      4. 5.1.4 Other Crop Seeds

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Vitalis Organic Seeds

      2. 6.3.2 Seeds of Change Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Seed Savers Exchange

      4. 6.3.4 Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

      5. 6.3.5 Johnny's Selected Seeds

      6. 6.3.6 Wild Garden Seeds

      7. 6.3.7 Fedco Seeds

      8. 6.3.8 Fleuren

      9. 6.3.9 Maas Plant

      10. 6.3.10 HILD Samen

      11. 6.3.11 Navdanya

      12. 6.3.12 Arnica Kwekerij

      13. 6.3.13 High Mowing Organic Seeds

      14. 6.3.14 De Bolster

      15. 6.3.15 Territorial Seed Company


Organic Seed Industry Segmentation

Organic seed consumption also witnessed growth in recent years, with vegetable seeds garnering the highest share, followed by herbs and ornamentals, and others. In the pursuit of healthy food, which is free-from chemicals, consumer groups are turning to outlets that sell 'pesticide-free' vegetables, which, in turn, boost the prices of the organic produce. Hence, most of the farmers prefer small-scale organic farming, home gardening, or back yard gardening, to satiate the surplus demand.

The organic seed market is segmented by type into field crop seeds, vegetable seeds, fruit and nut seeds, and other crop seeds. A geographical analysis of the top 15 markets, across the world, is also provided.

Field Crop Seeds
Vegetable Seeds
Fruit and Nut Seeds
Other Crop Seeds
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Organic Seed Market Research FAQs

The Organic Seed Market size is expected to reach USD 2.82 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 12.70% to reach USD 5.12 billion by 2028.

In 2023, the Organic Seed Market size is expected to reach USD 2.82 billion.

Vitalis Organic Seeds, Seeds of Change Inc., Seed Savers Exchange, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Johnny's Selected Seeds are the major companies operating in the Organic Seed Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Organic Seed Market.

Organic Seed Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Organic Seed market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Organic Seed analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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