Vilmorin-Mikado, sustainable and innovative solutions for the vegetable sector!VMK

Vilmorin-Mikado is a Franco-Japanese seed producer that has specialized in breeding, producing, and selling high value-added vegetable seeds for professionals since 1743. As a responsible partner in the vegetable food chain, Vilmorin-Mikado is committed to helping better nourish people everywhere.

Our wide range of unique, original seeds is distributed on five continents in more than 100 countries.

Vilmorin-Mikado has more than 1,000 employees and recorded sales of €230 million in 2022-2023, of which 15% was entirely devoted to research. World leader in carrots and witloof chicory, Vilmorin-Mikado is also a major player in salads, tomatoes, sweet peppers, kabocha squashes, daikon radishes and bunching onions. Nearly three centuries ago, Vilmorin-Mikado’s founders began our Tree Seeds work, which actively contributes to rebuilding sustainable forests. 



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Vilmorin-Mikado is part of Limagrain, an international seed & agri-food group owned by a French agricultural cooperative. Drawing on its long history of expertise in plant improvement, Limagrain is today the fourth largest seed company in the world. - #Limagrain

Vilmorin-Mikado USA

Vilmorin-Mikado’s presence in California began in 2014 with the promise of providing high-quality vegetable seed to growers throughout the United States and Canada.

Our research and sales activities are strategically positioned in California’s Central Coast and the Imperial Valley and are supported by a strong nation-wide trialing platform. With a diverse product portfolio focused on leafy, brassica, we provide exceptional plant varieties including ‘Bluerock,’ ‘Amara,’ and ‘KX1.’ 


TeamVilmorin-Mikado USA operates as a small company of 52 employees who develop locally adapted varieties that meet grower needs. We strive to live the spirit of supporting local growers through a direct sales model which allows our product development and sales activities to have direct connections to the growers who count on our seed to grow their business. 

Vilmorin-Mikado USA offers a local approach with locally adapted varieties by a real global company bringing the best from all over the world!