Through its seed breeding program, vegetable breeder Tozer has pioneered the development of F1 hybrid parsnip varieties with the release of Gladiator, the F1 hybrid parsnip. Since the development of this variety, Tozer has continued to use the company's extensive knowledge of genetics and horticulture to introduce new varieties, such as Sabre, to meet market demands.
"After meticulous trials, we are proud to introduce Sabre, a new hybrid parsnip variety, which is now commercially available," said Anthony Stevenson, area sales representative for Tozer. "Sabre has a white smooth skin finish which is noticeably slower to discolor. The smooth-skinned roots offer great flavor and strong resistance to root canker. Our passion for plant breeding drives us to continue introducing innovative varieties."
Tozer says its Sabre parsnip variety has a smooth white skin finish which is noticeably slower to discolor. The smooth-skinned roots offer great flavor and strong resistance to root canker.
Throughout the development of new varieties like Sabre, the lines of communication between the company's product development and international sales staff are vital. Constant dialogue allows for monitoring and feedback throughout the plant breeding process. Communication, along with the use of the latest plant breeding technology and techniques, enables Tozer to create varieties that align with the market's needs and are suitable for diverse climate conditions.
The breeder says it continues to develop new hybrids with good vigor, canker resistance, shallow crowns, smooth skin, resistance to bruising and white roots of uniform shape and size.