Tozer Seeds developed the world's first commercial F1 hybrid celery varieties and now lead the world in celery varietal development. The focus of our breeding programme is very closely linked to the needs of the various international end-market requirements. We breed for yield, resistance to bolting, good flavour, field holding ability and disease resistance. Two recent introductions, which have performed exceptionally well in the UK trials, are Nero (TZ 6029) and Titus (TZ 9778).
Our expertise and breeding work are now truly international; we have varieties tailored to production and market preference around the world.
|Sow||December - May depending on cropping target.|
|Transplant||End of March - July|
|Suggested Density||70,000 to 130,000 per hectare|
|Harvest Period||End of June onwards|
Dark green vigorous variety. Attractive, very fleshy tight sticks hold well in the autumn. Performs well in Southern Europe, the market leading variety in Spain.
Self blanching hybrid. Vigorous and quick growing with succulent, smooth and upright sticks. A bold attractive variety with good flavour.
The UK's market leader for early and mid-season celery production. Mid green colour, tall with fleshy petioles. Victoria is one of the best flavoured celery varieties available.
Mid green hybrid for field use, tall with slightly ribbed to smooth petioles. Heavy yielding with good standing ability and excellent flavour. Early to mid season production.
Our own maintenance of this variety. Slow to bolt and slower growing compared to the hybrids.
Polo is a high yielding variety with intermediate bolting resistance and a mid to dark green colour. Polo is suitable for both protected and open field production and has performed particularly well in Italy and southern Europe where a shorter plant type is required for sale as a whole plant.