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Iceberg Lettuce Seeds
Local breeding work makes it possible to attain well-adapted varieties for each growing area.
This variety has good foliage protection and provides large sizes in summer and early fall. Excellent leaf texture holds up well in the field and during shelf life. High tolerance to bolting and tipburn.
High vigor Vanguard type for cultivation in late winter or mid winter in warm areas. Shorter growing cycle than other Vanguards, large size capacity. Well-formed, hardy lettuce with good uniformity.
HR: Bl 16, 21, 23, 32 Nr: 0
Salinas type with balanced foliage and thick leaf. Large size capacity with very well-formed, heavy heads. High uniformity and productivity in the field. Recommended for March harvests, as well as mid-winter in warm zones.
HR: Bl 16,21,23. Nr: 0
Medium-vigor Salinas type for spring cultivation. Well-proportioned vegetation provides good protection to the head. Yields large sizes with a good shape and very flat base.
HR: Bl 16-23, 25, 31. Nr: 0
Guajira (LI 079)
Vigorous Salinas lettuce for summer crop. Strong plant that holds well in the field and produces extra-large heads under very hot conditions. Features high tolerance to bolting and tip burn.
IR: FOL 1 (Fusarium)
New Salinas type iceberg, medium vigor. Recommended for growing late summer and early fall. Has very good tolerance to bolting and tip burn. Noted for its good size and formation under conditions of heat. Very good tolerance to fusarium.
IR: FOL 1 (Fusarium)
Variety for mid-winter cultivation. Very vigorous Vanguard type, erect with wrapper leaves that offer good protection against frost and sunscald. Somewhat slower growing cycle, resulting in heads that hold well in the field and have good shelf life. Heads are exceptional in size and well formed, somewhat flattened, no ribbing. The large heads are not tightly filled, ideal especially for processing, as well as for fresh markets.
HR: Bl 16-18, 20-22
New Salinas-Vanguard type iceberg, recommended for fall transplants. Exceptionally well formed, the plant has a deep green color and medium vigor. Noted for its flat base with low incidence of ribbing, and tolerance to bolting.
HR: Bl 16-26, 28, 32
New Salinas-Vanguard variety, recommended for fall and spring transplants. The dark-colored plant has medium-high vigor and upright plant habit. Noted for its freshness, holds up very well in the open field. Very well formed with a flat base, somewhat raised off the ground, avoiding rot. Recommended for bagging and industry
HR: Bl 16-26, 28, 32
Medium-vigor Salinas type for spring cultivation. Strong plant that offers hardiness and good tolerance to tip burn. Very well formed pieces with little incidence of “ribbing”, very uniform, ideal in size.
HR: Bl 16-23, 25, 31, 32. Nr: 0
Very vigorous Vanguard lettuce for winter crops. The plant has abundant vegetation that protects against possible overnight frost. Able to produce large calibers under adverse conditions. Produces very uniform heads, with a slightly flattened shape, and flat ribs.
HR: BL 16-27, 29, 30, 32
ADROA (LI 127)
New variety, especially recommended for summer crop. Salinas type with medium vigor and erect plant habit, well protected against sunburn. Produces high quality heads with flat base and rib, and late overlapping that provides high tolerance to tip burn and bolting.
IR: FOL 1 (Fusarium)
Bangalor (LI 134)
Salinas-Vanguard type, recommended for fall transplants. Medium-high vigor plant and well-balanced vegetation, very homogeneous sizes. Good-sized, nicely formed heads are ideal for bagging. A very safe variety for December harvesting, with good tolerance to pink rib.
HR: BL 16-30,32,33
YUKON (LI 118)
Intermediate-type variety ideal for growing in late fall. Vigorous, very hardy plant guarantees high productivity and yield. LI 118 features a well-proportioned plant that generates good-sized, nicely-formed lettuces. High tolerance to the big vein virus.
HR: BL 16-29,32,34
Benarés (LI 144)
New, high-vigor variety of the Vanguard type ensures good size at end of winter. Special variety for December transplants and March harvests. Well-proportioned plant and high quality lettuce. Recommended both for fresh market and for industry. Good tolerance to tip burn.
Horisha (LI 149)
New variety for winter crop. Vanguard with high vigor and excellent formation. Well-balanced, homogeneous lettuce with high yield and quality. Ideal for February and March harvests. Adapts perfectly for both fresh market and for processing
HR: Bl 16-35
Dongya (LI 147)
New variety of the Salinas-Vanguard type, with good vigor. Produces pieces of ideal size and shape in late winter and mid-winter in warm areas. Very hardy lettuce that guarantees quality and size in transitional seasons. Good tolerance to tip burn.
HR: Bl:16-29,32,34. Nr:0
Jaypur (LI 139)
Medium-vigor Salinas type for spring cultivation. Well-proportioned, airy vegetation with good protection to the head. Produces high quality, large sizes with high tolerance to tip burn. Ideal for April and May harvests depending on the area.
HR: Bl:16-27,29,32,34. Nr:0
High Resistance. Plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pest or pathogen pressure.
Intermediate Resistance. Plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to high resistant varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pest or pathogen pressure.
Physiological races Bl:1-15 of Bremia lactucae (downy mildew) in lettuce are agronomical no longer relevant in Europe, as to the best of our knowledge these races are no longer observed in practice in Europe nowadays. Therefore reference to the races Bl:1-15 is no longer made in resistance claims with regard to B. lactucae. From May 1st 2014 onwards, the resistance claim of a variety refers only to Bl:16-31.
P.s.: Although race Bl:19 is to the best of our knowledge also no longer observed in practice nowadays, reference to the race Bl:19 will continue to be made in resistance claims with regard to B. lactucae to simplify the notation of the resistance claim. In practice this means that for example Bl:16-31 should be understood as Bl:16-18,20-31.
Bacterial Leaf Spot
Cucumber vein yellowing virus
Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus
Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici
Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. radicis-lycopersici
Melon necrotic spot virus
Potato Y virus
Px (ex Sf)
Podosphaera xanthii (ex Sphaerotheca fuliginea)
Tomato mosaic virus
Tomato spotted wilt virus