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Vitalis Seed Catalogue USA and Canada 2021

Index Endive Curlesi

Index Endive Curlesi Maratoneta Eliance Curly Curlesi Curlesi is a newer addition to our endive assortment, complementing Maratoneta by providing strong filling during warm season conditions and with good tolerance to tipburn. This adaptable variety has a vigorous upright habit, compact frame and is wellsuited for the fresh market. Maratoneta An improved curly endive variety with dark green outer leaves and a well-filled, bright yellow heart. Plant habit is upright for ease of harvest and reduction of basal rot. Maratoneta has a large frame and grows best in cooler conditions. Very tolerant to bolting and suitable for both fresh and processing markets. Escarole Eliance new! Eliance is the perfect complement to Leonida, with a compact frame and strong bolting tolerance that is well-suited for summer and fall production. Inner leaves are long and flexible, which allows for impressive self-blanching. Characteristic of the full Vitalis endive assortment, Eliance has an upright structure which minimizes basal rot and allows for ease of harvest. Leonida Smooth leaf, medium-green endive with a very upright habit, large frame and good volume of external and internal leaves. This variety has a strong tolerance to bolting and tipburn, with good field holding capacity. Tres Fin Benefine An impressive tres fin type with a shiny, dark green exterior color and well-blanched interior. Benefine has compact, upright, tightly filled heads that are strong against bolting. Suitable for growing in warm conditions, Benefine has impressive resistance to tipburn and produces high yields of nicely frilled leaves. Leonida ENDIVE Type Variety Spring Summer Autumn Winter Benefine Curly Smooth Curlesi N/S/C N/C N/S/C Maratoneta N/S/C S/C Eliance S/C N/C N/S/C Leonida N/S/C N/S/C S/C Tres Fin Benefine N/S/C N/C N/S/C REGION: N=Northern (winter freeze) S=Southern (mild winters) C=Coastal (moderate year-round) 17

Index Spinach Acadia F1 Acadia is a dark green, semi-savoyed spinach with good texture for babyleaf harvest. This slow growing variety has medium-sized, oval leaves and is recommended for main season production. Resistances: HR: Pfs:1-13,15,16. Acadia Corvair Crosstrek Corvair F1 Corvair produces nice oval-shaped, thick leaves that are upright in stature. It has wide adaptability, excellent yield and dark green color. Good in spring, fall and winter production. Resistances: HR: Pfs:1-11,13,15,16. Crosstrek F1 new! Crosstrek is the first organic spinach variety with full resistance to all 17 classified races of downy mildew. The variety is medium to fast-growing for babyleaf production in the transition and main growing seasons. Leaves are slightly savoy with medium green color and thick texture. Resistances: HR: Pfs:1-17. Tundra F1 A dark green, semi-savoyed spinach, Tundra impressed us with its upright habit and oval leaves that hold their shape, even in the heat. Developed for babyleaf production, this high yielding variety is recommended for spring and fall plantings. Resistances: HR: Pfs:1-13,15,16. Tundra SPINACH Pfs RESISTANCE Variety Speed Bolting Tolerance BBL Bunching 1-11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Acadia F1 Slow Strong 4 4 4 4 4 4 Corvair F1 Medium Medium 4 4 4 4 4 4 Crosstrek F1 Tundra F1 Medium to Fast Slow to Medium Medium 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Medium 4 4 4 4 4 4 HR: High resistance I IR: Intermediate resistance For explanation of codes of resistances, see page 43-45. 18

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