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increase of sales for Abundant Seeds:

"It's harder for varieties from overseas to enter Australian market"

The Australian breeding company Abundant Seeds sees an increase of sales both domestically and internationally. "Increasing Australian import restrictions mean that it is harder for varieties from overseas to enter Australia", Abundant Produce states in an operational update.

Vegetables & Health products
Abundant Seeds is based in Sydney and Cobbitty and works closely together with the University of Sydney's Plant Breeding Institute. The company is known not only for breeding hybrid greenhouse vegetables, but also for its production of skin care products based on natural vegetable extracts. Recently they announced further penetration of the Chinese market with their Abundant Natural Health products.

The tomato infused Lycopene face cream by Abundant Natural Health Products

Seeds division
Also for the seeds division, the prospects are inspiring. "Domestic cucumber seed sales have increased along the Eastern Seaboard of NSW and in Adelaide, SA. We believe sales have increased due to farmers’ concerns about disease from imported varieties and their ability to fully adapt to local conditions", Abundant Produce Group CEO, Mr Tony Crimmins announced. "The estimated $9 million cucumber seed market is ready for change and we are gearing up to capitalise on this with AS’s Australian developed, higher yield seeds that produce quality fruit and therefore more profit to the farmer and better produce and value to the Australian consumer."

From the Abundant Seeds Portfolio: Jyndy Cucumbers & Miranda Baby Roma Tomatoes

Tomato seeds
This year, Abundant Seeds will commence the sale of their tomato seeds to the domestic market. "They produce beautiful yields of tasty cherry type tomatoes. Our objective is to produce this seed in Australia so that we are 100% Australian from concept all the way to the consumer’s table. With consumer’s becoming more and more educated and interested in the origin of their food, our tomato seed sales should flourish from our new drive into the domestic market."

He continues: "Internationally, we now have our tomato sweetness and colour traits firmly implanted into our major distributors varieties. Further successful trials will allow direct incorporation into the current sales of this major distributors market. The benefit to AS is that our traits are incorporated into a whole portfolio of tomato varieties and sales become apparent immediately rather than waiting for the market to accept our new variety. We have also dispatched new cucumber varieties to our distributor to test in the Middle East."

Software update
Recently Abundant Seeds has successfully implemented new and improved software for cucumber and tomato selection, which has allowed them to accelerate the selection process and improve their varieties with greater efficiency and speed. "Not only for present vegetable lines but also for our capsicum eggplant range", Tony comments.

“Abundant Seeds continues to supply Abundant Natural Health with its source product, which is intrinsic to its success. Importantly, we are working hard to develop new IP for vegetable seed and varieties and lifestyle nutraceuticals. With both companies working synergistically, Abundant Natural Health leverages the deep scientific knowledge within Abundant Seeds to ensure we achieve the best possible outcome for all stakeholders.”

For more information:
Abundant Produce
Suite 8, 6th Floor,
55 Miller Street,
Pyrmont, NSW 2009,
Phone: +61 2 9571 8300
Fax: +61 2 9571 8200

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