A family seeds business going back over 75 years
75 years ago, crops were less productive and had problems with quality.
Ramiro Arnedo Eguizábal, the restless, innovative owner of an agricultural supplies store in Calahorra (La Rioja, Spain) in the ’50s, travelled to France and found to his surprise that in the Gallic country, cucumbers could be harvested in March.
Excited by what he saw and not speaking a word of French, he decided to introduce these hybrid seeds to Spain to solve productivity problems in the Ebro Valley. Now Ramiro Arnedo is the seed obtaining company sought by professionals of the agricultural sector who want to be free from uncertainty and cultivate varieties which give them security, but also higher productivity and quality.
As the Spanish seed company celebrates its 75th anniversary, it sells its products in more than 40 countries and has three research centres, in Calahorra (La Rioja), El Ejido (Almería) and La Aparecida (Murcia), from which it works on products tailored to each region, climate and water type.
We are now the third generation of the family business, and have succeeded in becoming a leader in the production of fruit and vegetable seeds, specialising in sectors such as peppers and lettuce.