Van Dijk & Co B.V. is a family seed business for more than 70 years. Mainly engaged in production, maintaining and trading seeds of flowers, herbs, some vegetables and wildflowers. And our main principle still is to gain, maintain and improve the original, natural beauties in the old fashioned way as our predecessors did.
It is a fundamental choice for great traditional varieties of flowers, herbs and vegetables - with its unique smell and taste - that have been saved for decades and centuries by generations of gardeners. Traditional varieties can become endangered or extinct when commercially developed hybrids replace them. That's why, and you will see from our catalogue, we have searched the world over for acquiring, preserving and distributing, mainly open-pollinated seed with emphasis on rare, heirloom flowers, vegetables and herbs.
Heirloom seeds are varieties that have been handed down for generations of gardeners.
Sometimes they have been commercially available, often they never had a glossy picture to their name..
These are the cream of the crop because seed savers don't mess with esoteric qualities, only varieties worth saving are handed down.
These varieties have been bred by gardeners who need the best tasting, most sustaining, best keeping or canning types, disease resistant varieties that ripen over a broader season, rather than all at once! The older types of flowers are, in turn more fragrant and often more eccentric in style. It is our pleasure to share them with you.
Henry D. Thoreau