MILENA GREEN LEAF LETTUCE

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • LIGHT GREEN COLOUR
  • BIG FRAME
  • UNIFORM HEADS
  • EXTREMELY SLOW TO BOLT

Milena is a green Batavia type lettuce from Sakata’s breeding program. Milena has a light green colour and a big frame.  Extremely slow to bolt and holds well in the field. The leaves of this variety are big, resulting in a high yield potential. Can be used for year-round production in mild climatic conditions. The variety is very adaptable and can be planted in all production areas. Takes 40 – 50 days to mature after transplanting seedlings.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide
  • Don’t plant in times of frost and very high temperatures

CHARACTERISTIC*: MILENA
KIND: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. capitata L)
TYPE: Green leaf lettuce
MATURITY: Approximately 40 to 50 days from transplant to harvest
SEASON: Year round production in mild climatic areas
HEAD SIZE: Medium to Large
HEAD COLOUR: Light green colour
BUTT CORE: Small medium
HEAD SOLIDITY: Fair
DISEASE: 
BOLTING REACTION: Very slow
UNIFORMITY: Very good
MARKETS / END USE: Novelty, pillow pack and home garden
POPULATION GUIDE:
Hydroponic production: 80 000 – 100 000 plants final stand per ha (30 cm in row, 30 cm between rows)
Open field production: 70 000 – 80 000 plants final stand per ha (30 cm in row, 60 cm between rows)
SPECIAL FEATURES: Seldom suffer from Tip burn under conditions normally conducive to the disorder, very slow to bolt