Established in 1986 having been founded by a group of former Yates Seeds employees. From the outset, the company sought to specialise in servicing the Australian vegetable seed market as well as producing seed on a contract multiplication basis for a wide range of overseas seed companies.
SPS achieved early rapid growth in both of its core business units. This came about by servicing the domestic market needs with varieties adapted for the local conditions supported by an ongoing extensive trialing program. At the same time, SPS extended its range of production crops grown and areas to cater for an increasing worldwide demand for quality seed production.
Following on from the success of the company’s Australian business, it was decided to apply the same business model in New Zealand. SPS established a new Seed Production company in 1993 and then a new Sales Distribution company in 1997.
South Pacific Seeds is now a leading world producer of a broad range of vegetable seed, spanning over four countries including New Zealand, USA and Chile.
World Leading Varieties
South Pacific Seeds work closely with the world’s leading vegetable seed breeders to source varieties suitable for the Australian climate, cultural conditions and market requirements to assess their disease tolerance, quality, yield and performance, in order to provide the best selections for commercial production.
Accessing the latest breeding material, our technical staff gains valuable experience and knowledge of varietal performance under different climatic and cultural conditions. The SPS team understands the complex and ever changing nature of the commercial vegetable growing industry and the ongoing issues that growers go through in seeing crops through from varietal selection to harvest.