Semenarna Ljubljana - Seed and Packing Company
Semenarna Ljubljana is a seed company, organised according to the European standards that apply for seed companies. We are constantly striving towards improving the quality of the production of food and are together with a wide offer of various products in our own retail sale, as well as in wholesale, taking care of a more quality use of leisure time and a better arrangement of the living environment. The development of the company is based on its own products and services.
The main goals of Semenarna Ljubljana
- Providing the top quality of seeds.
- Establishing retail units.
- Developing new products and trademarks.
- Spreading our business to foreign markets.
- Updating and increasing our own production.
- Implementing work on varietal selection (breeding) of our own and representational varieties on home and foreign markets.
- Implementing maintenance selection of the Slovenian landraces.
- Organising seed production for foreign partners.
In Semenarna Ljubljana we preserve indigenous Slovenian varieties, domesticated varieties and we develop new Slovenian varieties. We take care of varieties that are typical for our climate and eating habits. This contributes to the richness of Slovenian gene vegetable material. All varieties that are specific for us are "living", which means that people sown, raise and enjoy them. Basic seed for more than 50 varieties of vegetables is being raised at our Selection and Testing Center in Ptuj. From the basic seed we multiply commercial seed, which we sell in our bags under the trade marks Semenarna Ljubljana and Valentin.
Semenarna Ljubljana maintains seeds for over 70 different varieties and 26 different plant species, of which there are 37 autochthonous Slovenian varieties.
With the successful seeding of domestic and foreign varieties, we have been building trust for our consumers for a good century. Due to its high quality offer for decades, we have attracted the interest of foreign seed consumers and we are among the best seed companies in the region and beyond.
Already from 1906, Semenarna Ljubljana has been providing seed material (seeds, bulbs and plants for planting) necessary for the cultivation of agricultural and ornamental plants. People have always valued seeds and selected top quality seeds for sowing. Development of science and industry resulted in supplementing the traditional selection of seed-producing plants by the planned cultivation of new varieties by means of crossing, namely selecting maternal and paternal plants and transfer of pollen. Maintenance selection methods for self-pollinated and open-pollinated plants were established, as well as genetic biotechnological methods for the cultivation of new varieties.
Semenarna Ljubljana has great success in producing varieties of Semenarna Ljubljana, as well as Slovenian and local varieties.