Agriom specialises in breeding plant varieties for the production of floriculture and soft fruit crops.

Agriom is a specialist breeding company in the Dutch town of De Kwakel, home of seven joint-venture companies, each of which excels in activities involving a specific crop. These companies are subsidiaries (most of which have internationally operating or foreign shareholders) which were established to promote the identity of their previously successful breeding efforts in the market in which each subsidiary operates. These shareholders are excellent companies with leading positions in the global market. Agriom participates in each of these joint ventures.

Together with its partners, Agriom follows the global developments in the floriculture and fruit production sectors. Responding to changing market demands regarding product characteristics or colours involves a continuous process of development and selection.

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In addition to breeding activities implemented within the joint-venture companies, Agriom conducts breeding and research activities for other propagation and/or production companies and provides them with assistance regarding their breeding operations.

This assistance can range from consulting services to the complete design and implementation of a breeding project. Agriom also conducts breeding-related research.


The breeding operations at Agriom are based on traditional methods of plant breeding. By making the best possible use of the natural genetic variation existing in every plant, it is quite possible to arrive at improvements in the assortment. The result is a generation of varieties displaying better production characteristics and a superior quality. Our programme complies completely with the registration requirements stipulated in the Nagoya Protocol.

The objective, development and implementation of a breeding programme are established in close consultation with the customer. Agriom’s international network and knowledge of both the Dutch and foreign markets are the basis of success in the introduction of new varieties.

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Agrioms breeding activities are housed in a fully equipped 2 hectare greenhouse facility. The consumer value of the products can be tested under specific conditions in a vase life testing facility. Agriom also has special areas for disease-resistance testing and a tissue culture laboratory that enables the rapid propagation of new products when necessary. It can also be used for other activities to support plant breeding such as mutagenesis, the production of virus-free plants, ploidy modification and embryo rescue.

20 - 21 Sept 2019Naivasha Horticultural FairWAC
2 - 4 Oct 2019Proflora, BogotáWAC
6 - 9 Nov 2019Trade Fair AalsmeerHBA, Agriom, booth 22.18
28 - 31 Jan 2020IPM EssenHBA

We are looking for:

Plant Breeding employee (m / f)

full time or at least 32 hours a week

Your work is very diverse and consists of preparing and making crossings in all kinds of crops, seed harvest and seed cleaning. Laboratory work is an option.

Do you have affinity with plants? Are you precise? Do you work accurately? Then this is an ideal job for you.

Crop caretaker hydrangea (m / f)

full time or at least 32 hours a week

All common activities in a company with different cultivation departments and cultivation systems: crop care, potting, cuttings, watering, harvesting, maintening motherplants.

Do you have green fingers? Do you like technology? Then you might be our new team member.

We are a small, fast-growing organization. We offer varied work in a small and dedicated team. We have an excellent atmosphere and offer good development opportunities.

If you are interested, contact Agriom

Jan ten Brinke

Achterweg 58A

1424 PR De Kwakel

Email: jan.ten.brinke@agriom.nl



Agriom provides expertise in a wide range of areas including breeding, consulting, research and positioning of concepts.


Agriom’s extensive practical experience with many floriculture and soft fruit crops combined with access to academic expertise enables us to develop and execute both small and large-scaled breeding programmes for many crops.


Due to our extensive network of distributors and partners worldwide Agriom keeps a close eye on international trends and developments. By adapting our breeding targets and selection criteria we are able to act and react accordingly. We optimise the productline as well as sales opportunities overseas.


Agriom is your ideal partner for assisting in the start-up of a new breeding programme. Our extensive knowledge of subsidy opportunities enables a quick-scan for financial support. Professional consultants guide the various steps during the process towards the desired start of your programme.


Agriom houses facilities needed to conduct various kinds of research related to the needs of the floriculture sector. These could range from testing consumer value to literature reviews. Our close contacts and cooperation with various research institutes ensures we are up to date with the latest techniques.


Ever since beginning its breeding activities in 1985, Agriom and its partners have been successful in developing varieties for the production of floriculture and soft fruit crops.


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The Agriom team will be pleased to welcome you.

A4 Amsterdam – Den Haag: take the Aalsmeer (N201) exit.
Take the N201 towards Aalsmeer, follow the ring road around Aalsmeer, go through the Waterwolftunnel, and then follow the N201 to its intersection with the N231 (Legmeerdijk). Turn right towards Kudelstaart. Follow the N231 for about 4.5 km until you reach a location 100 m after the BP petrol station. Turn right and then left onto: Achterweg. After 1 km on the right hand.

A2 Utrecht – Amsterdam: take the Vinkeveen (N201) exit.
Follow the N201 towards Vinkeveen past Mijdrecht, turn left at Amstelhoek onto the N196, drive through Uithoorn until you get to the intersection with the N231. Turn left towards Kudelstaart. Follow the N231 for about 2.5 km until you reach a location 100 m after the BP petrol station. Turn right and then left onto: Achterweg. After 1 km on the right hand.


News from Agriom and its partners.


De Kwakel, 16 september 2019 – The beautifully autumn coloured HBA variety Royal Palace Classic has been nominated at the Naaldwijk Summer Flower Exhibition for the prestigious Stimuflori Innovation Award.  This special prize is awarded for a novelty with the best market potential. Apart from the exceptional colour this variety was nominated due to its ...


De Kwakel, July 2019 – More exciting and better. That is the motivation for Aldershot Greenhouses in Ontario, Canada to supply pre-finished hydrangeas from the breeding program of the Dutch/German Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) to growers in Canada and the US. ‘We put game changers on the market.’  Len Vander Lugt from Aldershot welcomes you ...


De Kwakel, June 2019 -During the FlowerTrials® 2019 our doors are open for you. We present the newest developments in breeding Hydrangea, Mandevilla, Kalanchoe and pot roses and various pot and garden plants. Take a glimpse at the test location of our cut flower hydrangeas. Welcome at our showhouse and greenhouses at Achterweg 58a in ...