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Vitalis Seed Catalogue USA and Canada 2021

Index Lettuce Bergam's

Index Lettuce Bergam's Green Muir Greenleaf Bergam's Green A large framed traditional greenleaf with dark green color. Bergam’s Green is a widely adapted variety. It is slow to bolt, strong against tipburn, resistant to heading and suitable for year-round production. Resistances: HR: TBSV. I IR: Ss. Muir Muir is a medium-sized, light green and slow-growing Batavia type. The heads grow very upright and the hearts are well filled. Muir has a sweet flavor and is strong against bolting and internal tipburn. With excellent downy mildew and red aphid resistance, this multi-use variety is appropriate for open field and hydroponic production. Resistances: HR: Bl:16-26,28,32EU/1-9US/Nr:0/TBSV. I IR: LMV:1. Tropicana Proven to be the best heat and bolt tolerant greenleaf variety in its class in trials across the country. Tropicana is tolerant to tipburn and leaf scorching, and is Corky Root resistant. With excellent uniformity and leaf texture, Tropicana can be used in fresh packs or for whole leaf production. Resistances: IR: Ss. Tropicana HR: High resistance I IR: Intermediate resistance For explanation of codes of resistances, see page 43-45. 7

Index Coastal Star Jara Mezquite Green Romaine Coastal Star Coastal Star is a well-loved romaine with dark green color and tall stature. The variety is early maturing and produces large, heavy heads that can be used for hearts or fresh pack. Widely adapted and can be grown spring through fall in most regions. Resistances: IR: Ss. Jara Jara produces top quality hearts with a high level of disease resistance, especially against downy mildew. This romaine is well-suited for front and tail end production in the desert Southwest, and spring and fall slots in Northern regions. Jara is dark green in color, with a compact frame. Resistances: HR: Bl:16-36EU/1-9US/Fol:1/Nr:0/TBSV. Mezquite A semi-savoy romaine with thick texture, a tapered base and straight ribs. Works well for the heart market, and the nice internal blanching provides an attractive product for the value-added segment as well. Performs best planted October through November in the desert Southwest region, and spring and fall slots in Northern regions. Resistances: HR: Bl:16-32,34,36EU/1-9US/TBSV. I IR: Fol:1. Rainier Rainier is a large green romaine for full size heads and fresh cut processing. The variety has an impressive disease package, including improved resistance to downy mildew, Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV) and red aphid. Recommended for spring and fall production. Resistances: HR: Bl:16-27,29,30,32,33EU/1-8US/Nr:0/TBSV. I IR: Ss. Rainier Variety ROMAINE Full Size Heads Hearts Processing Spring Summer Autumn Winter Coastal Star 4 4 N N N Jara 4 S S Mezquite 4 4 N N S Rainier 4 4 N/C/S N/C REGION: N=Northern (winter freeze) S=Southern (mild winters) C=Coastal (moderate year-round) For more specific growing recommendations, contact your regional Vitalis representative. HR: High resistance I IR: Intermediate resistance For explanation of codes of resistances, see page 43-45. 8

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