Tozer Seeds America Prepares For A Successful Celery Growing Season
Santa Maria, Calif.; June 1, 2015- Tozer Seeds America (Tozer),
pioneer of the first F1 celery hybrid which offers earlier maturity
and better weight, prepares for the North American celery growing
season as this vegetable experiences newfound popularity.
Tozer Seeds America is seeing a food trend for celery span
across the U.S. into Canada. A recent article from TODAY.com
asks, "Is celery the new kale?" noting celery's rising popularity
among chefs everywhere. Because all parts of celery are
edible, celery is being fully used for its leaves, stalk and
root. Celery is also being served in unconventional ways in
salads, soups and even desserts. The Calgary Herald
attributes celery's popularity to its flexible usage, ability to
bring a brightness to the plate and cost effectiveness.
Tozer led the development of the world's first commercial hybrid
celery with the release of Victoria in the 1980s. This celery
is earlier with maturity allowing for it to be quicker to harvest
and has better weight. Since then, Tozer has maintained its
status as the world leader in the development of new celery
varieties breeding for yield, resistance to bolting, field holding
ability, disease resistance and good flavor.
"Our F1 celery hybrids introduced new and improved varieties for
a range of worldwide markets," said Kraig Kuykendall, sales manager
of Tozer Seeds America. "Our breeding program is very closely
linked to the needs of the various international end-market
requirements and we have varieties tailored to production and
market preference around the world."
Tozer continues to develop new celery hybrids and recently
introduced a new hybrid called Hadrian (TZ 9077) in the U.S.
This celery variety offers smooth parallel sides and petioles with
good color and is less prone to producing side shoots.
Growers interested in Tozer's celery varieties can learn more here.
About Tozer Seeds America
Tozer Seeds America is the U.S. branch of Tozer Seeds, the
largest independent and family-owned vegetable breeding company in
the U.K. Tozer Seeds specializes in breeding, production and
distribution of quality vegetable seed and is behind the brand new
kale and brussels sprouts hybrid vegetable Kalettes. Tozer
Seeds America opened in 2008 and is located in Santa Maria,