Breeding company Tozer Seeds is the largest independent and family-owned vegetable breeding company in the U.K. They can reflect on a total of 78 years in the industry. In a small town just southwest of London, Tozer was founded on the fundamental principles of great people, exceptional plant breeding, and high-quality seeds. Tozer has since carried these core values and mission to supply the industry with improved vegetable seed varieties in North America. Tozer Seeds America opened in 2008 and is located in Santa Maria, California.
The company’s American arm is based in Santa Maria and provides the branch the opportunity to develop successful long-term relationships across North America. With a small, well-connected team, the lines of communication are short, which lets Tozer react to consumers’ needs swiftly. These deep-rooted relationships set Tozer Seed apart, as do their award-winning innovations.
“At Tozer, it’s vital the lines of communication are constantly open between our breeders, product development, and sales team from start to finish,“ said Kraig Kuykendall, general manager of Tozer Seeds. “Our tight-knit team across the globe allows us to predict global market trends and produce world-class varieties to meet the customer's needs. Our customer service, commitment to innovation, and a renowned plant breeding program remain at the heart of our company.”
First F1 celery and parsnip varieties
Tozer Seeds has worked diligently to develop unique and enhanced varieties since 1944. The Tozer breeders' years of meticulous research and development led to the world's first commercial F1 celery and parsnip varieties in the 1970s. Since then, through science and innovation, Tozer has developed a multitude of unique varieties, including, but not limited to, leeks, arugula, salad onions, kale, and Kalettes®.
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