Your Commercial Opportunity

As a leading commercial asparagus producer, you will know how important it is to start your plantations with the best material. This is both in terms of the seeds and plants as well as the choice of variety. Global Plant Genetics can support you in your decision making process, helping you to select the best combinations for your international growing environment and market.

Benefit from our Expert Knowledge

Given our in depth knowledge of the asparagus crop, you will benefit by choosing Global Plant Genetics as your partner in a whole range of areas:

  • Priority access to new asparagus varieties
  • Supply of the highest quality asparagus seed material  
  • Access to a wide network of leading asparagus nurseries 
  • Contract produced asparagus crowns to size specifications that are new to the industry  
  • Innovative plug plant solutions produced on contract 
  • Technical support in terms of agronomy from in-house company specialists and external world-leading authorities on the asparagus crop  
  • Business planning for new ventures  


Meet the Experts

Jamie Petchell

Jamie Petchell

The Asparagus Man

Jamie Petchell is co-owner of Global Plant Genetics. He is world-renowned within the asparagus industry for his knowledge of the crop and for delivering optimum results to growers. He also has wide-ranging experience in berry crops across several Continents. Jamie is most satisfied by seeing through new hybrids from initial testing, through agronomic trials and into full commercialisation.

Rupert Hargreaves

Rupert Hargreaves

The Berries Man

Rupert Hargreaves co-owns Global Plant Genetics. He is an experienced director with a passion for berry crops and intellectual property management. He also spends time researching new crop opportunities for the business. Rupert delivers optimum results for breeders and growers of berries worldwide.