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. Many of our newest varieties have been created specifically for international markets such as the USA.
Hadrian is the newest darker green celery variety showing good height and excellent weight in trials in Europe and USA. During the early sowings it has shown intermediate tolerance to bolting. And in the summer is less prone to producing side shoots than other varieties. Extensive trials are continuing across Europe and the USA where it shows good resistance to…
This hybrid celery variety performs extremely well during the early part of the season in southern Europe. The petioles are tall, slim & parallel sided making it ideal for petiole packs as well as pre-pack sticks. . .
TZ 7708 is our brand new hybrid for early and mid-season celery production. It is particularly good for prepacking in the early season due to its slow bolt. This variety has a great mid green colour and low side shoots. It grows quickly and stands well. Performance is especially good in an unpredictable early season.
This is our newest introduction for early and main season cropping to run alongside Victoria. Extensive UK trials have shown this variety to be quick to mature and gain weight early in the season and often slower to bolt than Victoria. With similar colour and texture to Victoria as well as excellent eating qualities we believe this variety will be…
This is the UK’s market leader for early and mid-season celery production. This variety is mid green colour, tall with fleshy petioles. This quick growing hybrid has good standing ability, is slow to bolt from early plantings and performs well under difficult spring conditions. Victoria is one of the best flavoured celery varieties available.