Pinto Piga has a Homefarm in El Monte. The station provides support for breeding programs and fast-track hybrid productions in more than 20 vegetable and field crop species. El Monte is located 45 km west of Santiago (latitude 33°30´S). Our headquarters, administration, drying facilities, processing and warehouses are also located here.

El Monte's facilities consist of 140 hectares (345 acres) under drip irrigation, several of which are greenhouses and nets.

A team of 5 agronomists and 12 technicians specialized in seed production of different species are employed year-round to ensure meticulous care for each crop grown on our Homefarm.

We take special pride in our high quality results obtained thanks to strict quality control procedures, which enable us to achieve outstanding seed production performance.

Over 5,000 items are produced every year with steady communication and monthly production updates to each customer.

Isolation between each customer’s production lots ensures that plant material confidentiality is completely secure.


Increases of parental lines Growouts (post control)
Crossing blocks Commercial productions
Hybrid pilot production Herbicide screenings
Winter Nurseries Tissue sampling
Screenings Tissue lyophilization