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.
Tozer Seeds bred. Medium green leaves with long shanks. Ideal for late autumn production before the serious frosts set in.
First/second early hybrid variety. Can be sown in modules in January, giving an early, heavy crop when prices are often at a premium.
Tozer bred open pollinated variety maturing after Zermatt. Excellent for full size production, can also be used as a baby leek.
Hardy, dark blue-green plants with a good shaft length. Has some rust resistance and peels well for a quick pack out.
Toledo has dark blue-green erect leaves with an excellent long shank for this time of year. Will follow on from Neptune giving good quality leeks into March.
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.
Maincrop variety that also performs well in earlier and later plantings. Our heaviest yielder in trials. Dark blue-green erect foliage showing good field resistance to rust. Bulky, well filled shanks which are easy to strip and peel. A strong root structure suggests this variety will perform well in organic situations.