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 Latest News and Events 

Top Seeds International Management Announcement, December 2018

We are pleased to announce  the appointment of Mauro Gómez Alvarado as the new country manager of Top Seeds Mexico, effective 26th November 2018. 

Mauro is 53 years old and has a long experience in agriculture and in the Vegetables Seed industry. He served in companies like Nunhems and lately in Rijk Zwaan.

Mauro combines deep knowledge of Vegetables products, growing technical expertise with a solid Sales experience.


Top seeds International is a recognized Vegetable seed breeding company from Israel specialized in Tomato, Pepper and Cucumber for the professional market.

Top Seeds aims to serve the professional growers and the Vegetable Business Chain with the most advanced varieties developed by its Research and Development teams.

Top Seeds International Management Announcement, July 2018

We are pleased to announce  the appointment of Gianni Bernardotto as the new CEO of Top Seeds International. 

Gianni brings in TSI many years of experience in the Vegetable seeds and in the Flowers breeding industries where he served in several executive positions in companies such as Syngenta, Ball horticulture, De Ruiter Seeds (Monsanto).

He has been also instrumental in important consultancy projects in companies like Pop Vriend, Dummen Orange, Semillas Fitó among others .

We are confident that Gianni will contribute to the development of Top Seeds International business and its professional approach.


Top Seeds is a global vegetable seed company dedicated to research, production and marketing of innovative, high quality hybrid varieties.

Top Seeds is headquartered in Israel and operates regionally through subsidiaries in Spain, Italy and Mexico, developing elite products for key growing markets.

Top Seeds' product portfolio in tomato, pepper, cucumber and eggplant is based on industry leading germplasm as well as expertise in breeding and other cutting-edge technologies.


Top Seeds Italy: Rosacambra F1 of TSI Italia among the winners at the Macfrut Innovation Award 2018

With a view to consolidating promotional activities, TSI Italia exhibited at Macfrut in 2018, where for the third consecutive year it received the Innovation Award (silver) for the new bullock called Rosacambra F1.

"The variety is distinguished by the pink color of the fruit and the intense flavor - we read in the motivation of the award - combining the typical characteristics of the shape and size of a classic bull heart, to the characteristics of a fruit from the specialities".

"Within this new variety - said Rosario Privitera (area manager TSI Italy Center and South Italy) who has withdrawn the award - there are genetic resistance of ToMV and TSWV, as well as Va and Vd".

For the full article can be read at:


Top Seeds Italy: Rosario Privitera is the new area manager in Central and Southern Italy

"Seed is a passion, a formidable engine that leads you to new horizons, new varieties, different places, people and situations, and it gives emotions." Said Rosario Privitera , 57, Sicily, the new area manager for Central and Southern Italy for Top Seeds Italy who, in an interview, reveals the reasons for his decision to return to work in the seed sector. 


Entire article can be found on Fresh Plaza, here.


Top Seeds Italy held tomato rootstock and grafting workshop

On June 29, in Sicily, Top Seeds Italy held a professional workshop for agronomists and local growers about the benefits of utilizing rootstocks and grafting.   Data was shared about the leading rootstocks developed by Top Seeds, including Top Gun, Top Bental and Top Pittam.  


To read about the workshop on Fresh Plaza, click here. 

From the CEO's desk:  Top Seeds has been acquired by Mitsui & Co.

I am pleased to announce that Top Seeds 2010 has been acquired by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. effective 1st May 2017.  As of this date, Top Seeds 2010 is officially conducting its business as Top Seeds International.


Top Seeds began its activities in 2003 as a dynamic seed company that specializes in research, production and marketing of innovative, high quality hybrid vegetable varieties.   Since then, we established many long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships with clients, focusing on developing outstanding products and service in key growing markets.  We are pleased of the growth we have achieved thus far and the progress we have made. Now is the time to set our sights towards the future, where we will be able to provide new and exciting opportunities in the growing vegetable seed industry.


Mitsui is a Japanese trading house, which is committed to invest into long term growth and strong alliances with customers and business partners, and have a footprint in many agricultural related businesses around the world.  Top Seeds is the first acquisition Mitsui has made in the vegetable seed business, acting as a major step for them to build strong presence in the industry, starting by not only bringing financial stability to Top Seeds to strengthen the research, production and marketing activities, but their global presence in the agricultural industry to enhance the strengths Top Seeds has built over the years. This includes further enhancement in potential collaboration that Top Seeds has been and will be seeking together with other vegetable seed companies around the world.  


The team, local subsidiaries, facilities and operations of Top Seeds 2010 will transfer in whole to Top Seeds International.  Therefore, our activities will not be impacted or disrupted in any way, rather we are building an ambitious and holistic strategic plan that will focus on long-term sustainability and growth. I am very excited about what the future holds for Top Seeds International, and look forward to continuing to provide additional value to the industry.



Jan Leune


Top Seeds International Ltd

Top Seeds Italy at Macfrut

Top Seeds Italy recently participated in the Macfrut exhibition.  See photo gallery below and read the Fresh Plaza article here (in Italian).

Zigone F1 wins 2017 Macfrut

Silver Medal Innovation Award 

Top Seeds is pleased to announce that at the May 2017 Macfrut exhibition in Italy, our Zigone F1 variety will be awarded the Innovation Award silver medal.  Visit the Top Seeds booth at pavilion B7 - stand 031 at the exhibition.


To learn about our variety, click here. 

Top Seeds specialty tomatoes evaluated in Turkey end of February 2017

Top Seeds, through our local Turkish distributor, Çağdaş Tohumculuk Ltd., is evaluating our leading tomato specialty varieties designated for the Turkish market.  To learn about our specialty products, click here. 

Top Seeds Iberica held a growers open day on January 20, 2017, in El Romeral, Granada, Spain.  

We were happy to display our Top Golan variety as well other important products in our portfolio for regional growers.  Learn more on Top Iberica's website here.

Demo Greenhouse Open Days:


Top Seeds is happy to host its clients and other interested parties to see our commercial varieties as well as our advanced pipeline products.


For more information and to schedule a visit Please contact Eric Benmeir Kozakow at



Top Seeds Annual global internal PDs (Product Development) conference:


Brings together PDs from our subsidiaries around the world for a week-long conference that deals with the challenges and opportunities in the industry. Our variety development pipeline will be closely assessed and we will formulate plans to advance market specific products.

Top Seeds Italy Open Days for the new

Enea variety

Read the story and view pictures from Fresh Plaza here.

Contact Top Seeds Italy for more information.


Click on image on left for full-sized flyer.

Our cherry variety, Top Stellina, has hit the supermarket shelves in Italy!

Top Seeds is a 'featured supplier'

on Ahern Seeds

click for more information

Top Seeds Italy wins Macfrut Innovation Award

The tomato variety Cordobesa (marketed by Top Seeds Italy) was awarded the silver medal in the competition "Macfrut Innovation Award". 

click here for more information

Top Seeds Italia held its Tomatoes
Open Days in Fondi

Read the article and see the pictures in Fresh Plaza link for the article

The Farm Azzollini Giuseppe innovates with newTop Seeds Italia varieties

(Click on image to launch photo gallery)

Leading 'Zebra' Tomato “Yuval” hits the Israeli Market (Fresh AgroNet 2013)