Grimes Horticulture conducts vegetable trials for All-America Selections and others. According to Grimes’ Gary Grimes, over many years of viewing vegetable trial results in most areas of the country, the company recognized that Seeds By Design has developed many varieties that are superior options for both greenhouse growers and farm marketers.
“Seeds By Design has strong capabilities in breeding and production,” says Grimes. “They wanted to partner with Grimes to take advantage of our sales and marketing strengths. Together we can offer growers more options and better varieties than many that are now on the market.”
According to Patty Buskirk, president of Seeds By Design, the new alliance is an important step for both companies to expand. “Seeds By Design has superior vegetable genetics for home gardeners and market growers. So let’s help them out.”
Rod LeDrew, president of Grimes, is excited about future prospects for both parties. “Together, we will work on production forecasting and share ideas about what customers hope for in new breeding directions.”