Global Vegetable Seed Expertise

Celery

Celery

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.

Crop Information
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

Monterey F1

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.

Loretta F1

Self blanching hybrid. Vigorous and quick growing with succulent, smooth and upright sticks. A bold attractive variety with good flavour.

Victoria F1

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.

Octavius F1

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.

Claudius F1

A green quick growing hybrid developed for use in heated glass for May/June harvesting. Bold, slow bolting and good flavour.

Lathom blanching - Galaxy

Our own maintenance of this variety. Slow to bolt and slower growing compared to the hybrids.

Polo F1

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.

Spartacus F1

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.