Tagetes erecta L.

East-West Seed’s sun-loving marigolds are prolific plants. We’ve established ourselves in the last 15-20 years as a high-quality competitor in the marigold market. Our seeds grow dense canopies, flower in abundance, and are bred for their earliness to harvest. We work closely with farmers, supporting them with marigold harvesting, transportation, as well as any problems they encounter by sharing our knowledge to help solve them.

Our marigold yields are of good quality and dazzling color, with strong petal firmness. These superior traits make them popular for cut-flower consumers and ornamental garland-making. Both of these represent hugely popular markets in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. In addition, the flowers have other uses in medicines, culinary recipes, and in perfume making.

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Prachuab Bumrungsri

Plant Breeder

“We are working hard to breed the best possible varieties that will work well for the farmers we support.”

Today, Prachuab champions the Rasami Gold and the Maya Deep Gold as East-West Seed’s most innovative varieties of marigold. “Our best sellers, they are good to plant in the hot and rainy season of Thailand and they produce jumbo flowers. They are the answer to farmers’ needs.” Deeply proud of his work with marigolds, Prachuab’s motivation is the recognition he receives from farmers when he visits their fields. “They always smile and welcome us. This is how we measure our success in our varieties.”

Prachuab predicts that “in the next ten years, East-West Seed will be the leading company in Thailand for marigold seeds, and in other Asian markets too.” He and his team are “working hard to develop new cultivars to introduce, all the while fighting our competitors in price and service, and supporting our farmers.”