Take A Peek Under The Leaf
GardenGenetics® is a commercial plant breeding company that develops new varieties of ornamental, edible, and medicinal plants. You will find our varieties in seed or plant catalogs; in your local garden centers; and on the Internet. We license our varieties to the best purveyors of unique plants around the world.
Currently, there are 83 new GardenGenetics® vegetative plant varieties on the market, about half of which are patented, or patent pending. We have an additional 50+ varieties heading to market over the next two years. We’re also evaluating new seed products, so stay tuned!
Please note that GardenGenetics® is not a direct wholesale or retail plant nursery or sales outlet.
ABOUT RICK GRAZZINI
Rick is a plant fiend who truly gets no greater joy than examining a tray of seedlings and seeing the results of his breeding projects. He’s a geneticist and plant breeder by education, training, and experience and started GardenGenetics® in 2006 with proceeds from the sale of a previous business, an analytical research chemistry lab that served the crop protection and pharmaceutical industries.
He finds that it’s more fun to work with plants. Today, in addition to developing new plant varieties through GardenGenetics®, Rick and his colleagues fuse their knowledge of plant breeding, genetics, and chemistry to improve natural products derived from plants, and used in markets such as colorants, dietary supplements, flavors, fragrances, medicinals, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals.
GardenGenetics® is Rick’s fifth startup, and he brings over 30+ years of small business practice and experience to the table with every partnership and relationship. He serves as an adjunct professor at Penn State University, offering seminars on the entrepreneurial life, business startups, contract research in the life sciences, and small business management.