SILVANA Iceberg Lettuce

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • WIDELY ADAPTED
  • BIG HEADS
  • VERY GOOD UNIFORMITY
  • SLOW TO BOLT 

Silvana is a large framed iceberg lettuce from the Sakata range. This variety has an excellent field holding ability and fits well into the late winter to summer sowing slot. This variety yields a large head, set in a big frame, protecting it against the harsh conditions of the South African summer. Silvana takes 60 – 70 days to mature from seedling transplant. Plants are very uniform and heads have a round shape.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Widely adapted for summer, spring and autumn production
  • Contact your area representative for a sowing guide

CHARACTERISTIC*: SILVANA
KIND: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.var.capitataL.)
TYPE: Iceberg lettuce
MATURITY: Takes approximately 60 – 70 days from transplant to harvest
SEASON: Spring, summer and early autumn
HEAD SIZE: Medium – large
HEAD COLOUR: Dark green
BUTT CORE: Medium
HEAD SOLIDITY: Good
DISEASE: 
BOLTING REACTION: Slow
UNIFORMITY: Very good
LEAF COVER: Good
MARKETS / END USE: Pre-pack and box markets
POPULATION GUIDE:
Hydroponic production: 55 000 plants/ha
Open field production: 55 000 plants/ha
SPECIAL FEATURES: Very large yield potential due to head size, suitable for spring to early autumn production