Successful Planting Season for Kale Varieties from Tozer Expected to Show Strong Growth

May 14, 2018
By: Naba Bakar

Tozer Seeds America is at the forefront of developing and breeding new kale varieties and is currently in the midst of their planting season for their traditional kale varieties. The Lacinato kale types, Black Magic and the new Mamba F1, in particular, are expected to show strong growth this harvesting season.

Black Magic is a variety of the very popular Black Kale (Cavolo Nero) with vastly improved uniformity and plant habit. Black Magic has striking dark, narrow, well textured leaves and improved bolting resistance and cold tolerance.  Tozer's newest variety, Mamba F1, is the latest in Tozer's hybrid Lacinato offerings.  Mamba F1 has an upright plant habit with good uniform leaves, high yielding, and is great for multiple harvests.  Mamba F1 has also shown good tolerance to foliar diseases. 

"Our lead varieties of kale which are bred for unique flavor, texture, and color are expected to show great results," said Kraig Kuykendall, sales manager of Tozer Seeds America.  "Tozer is also at the forefront of developing and breeding new kale varieties. While we have limited seed for trials only at this point, we are excited to offer a couple of these new kales. Currently, our first F1 green curly types are being trialed as well as the new hybrid Lacinato, Mamba F1."

Kales are currently undergoing a resurgence in popularity because of their exceptional nutritional benefits. Tozer Seeds predicted this trend some years ago and have reacted by the timely development of a brand new contemporary range of brightly colored kales with fantastic leaf textures and outstanding flavors. Tozer Seeds are renowned for leading the way in fresh thinking and creative innovation in vegetable breeding, and have developed an enviable portfolio of unique products.

Tozer continues to develop new kale varieties, introducing new varieties in the U.S.  Growers interested in Tozer's kale varieties can learn more here. To learn more about other seed varieties Tozer offers, visit the Tozer website:


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, California