Planting Guides

Brits
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° ° °               ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° ° °             ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Eastern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° ° °             ° ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° ° °             ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Gauteng / Mpumalanga Highveld
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° ° °               ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° ° °               ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Groblersdal & Marble Hall
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° °         ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° °         ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° °         ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° °         ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° °         ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° °               ° ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° °               ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
KwaZulu-Natal
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° ° ° °               ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° ° ° °           ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Lowveld Warm Areas
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° ° ° °             ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° ° ° °         ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
North West
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° °           ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° °           ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° °           ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° °           ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° °           ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° ° °               ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° ° °               ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Southern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° ° ° °             ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° ° ° °           ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Western Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° °                 ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings

Sowing Guides

Brits
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° °             ° ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° °           ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Eastern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red Batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Gauteng / Mpumalanga Highveld
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° °       ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° °       ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° °       ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° °       ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° °       ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° °             ° ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° °             ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Groblersdal & Marble Hall
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° °       ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° °       ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° °       ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° °       ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° °       ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° °           ° ° ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° °           ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
KwaZulu-Natal
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° °             ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Lowveld Warm Areas
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° °           ° ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
North West
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° °             ° ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° °             ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Southern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° ° °           ° ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Western Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Ines (green butter) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Lavinia (green oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Maira (red oak) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Milena (green batavia) ° ° °                  
Scarlet (red batavia) ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Silvana ° °               ° ° °
Supreme Plus ° ° °           ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in lettuce

  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings

 

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Resistance: is the ability of a plant variety to restrict the growth and development of a specified pest or pathogen and/or the damage they cause when compared to susceptible plant varieties under similar environmental conditions and pest or pathogen pressure. Resistant varieties may exhibit some disease symptoms or damage under heavy pest or pathogen pressure. (HR = High resistance, IR = Intermediate resistance).

Experimental: This variety does not appear on the current South African Variety list, but has been submitted for registration. Recent version:Kindly contact Sakata or Area Representative for the most recent version of this Technical Bulletin.