Hargreaves Plants is a world force in asparagus varieties and plant supply. The foundation of the company's knowledge is what is thought to be the world's largest asparagus variety trials. Hargreaves Plants has selected a vast range of new material that offers significant advantages to asparagus growers worldwide.
The company now has an exclusive supply arrangement with a select few of the world's leading asparagus breeders. These include the following:
- University of Guelph, Canada
- Aspara Pacific, New Zealand
- University of Rutgers, USA and Deutschespargelzucht, Germany through Vilmorin and Nickerson Zwaan
- Brock Asparagus, California
In total, Hargreaves Plants has exclusive rights to varieties in 31 European countries. Outside Europe, seeds or crowns can be supplied to many other countries, Peru, China and Thailand for example.