Tozer Seeds have been leading the market with our open pollinated varieties and have now expanded and improved our range of hybrids. The results of many years of breeding are now starting to show and see is available for trial. Market standards require leeks to have a dark green, robust thin leaf, accompanied with easy to peel leaves and bulb free shanks.
|Sow||Mid March - May|
|Transplant||13-15 Weeks from sowing|
|Suggested Density||300,000 - 450,000 per hectare for early varieties
180,000 - 300,000 per hectare for other varieties
|Harvest Period||September - April|
The earliest in our series of open pollinated varieties. This is in great demand for the baby leek market. Long shank, with erect leaves and a good base.
A variety developed for the second early and main season growing period. The dark green foliage, erect leaf habit and excellent uniformity make this an ideal pre-pack variety. Shank length and quality is characterised by smooth skin and compact finish with excellent weight potential. Initial trials have shown Lancaster to be an excellent winter hardy variety with good bolting tolerance.
Tozer bred open pollinated variety maturing after Zermatt. Excellent for full size production, can also be used as a baby leek.
Second early variety that bulks quickly. Good dark blue-green foliage which contrasts well with the lengthy white shank. Trials have shown this variety to be a consistent performer with good uniformity, bulbing resistance and field resistance to rust.
This main season leek has nice blue-green upright tops. It has great uniformity with good adapability.
One of our first releases from the next generation leek breeding program of a vigorous first early variety for transplants and direct sowing. This variety has performed well in summer productions in central Spain showing it is well adapted to high temperatures. Smooth compact shanks provide a good weight advantage and quality for processing and prepack markets. Seed is now available for transplant and direct sowing trials for the UK.