SCARLET RED LEAF LETTUCE

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EXCELLENT EATING QUALITY
  • ATTRACTIVE RED COLOUR
  • UNIFORM HEADS
  • EXTREMELY SLOW TO BOLT

Scarlet is a red Batavia type lettuce. An advantage of this variety is that it will keep its dark red colour in all growing seasons. Scarlet is very slow to bolt that results in a very good holding ability. Plants are vigorous and produce large leaves, leading to an excellent yielding potential. This variety is adaptable and can be planted in all production areas, even for year round production in mild climatic conditions. Scarlet takes 50 to 60 days to mature after transplanting seedlings.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Avoid transplanting in times where frost is most likely to occur or in very high temperatures
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide

CHARACTERISTIC: SCARLET
KIND: 
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.)
TYPE: Red Batavia
MATURITY: Approximately 50-60 days from transplant to harvest
SEASON: Year round production in mild climatic areas
HEAD SIZE: Medium to large
HEAD COLOUR: Deep red through green to base of leaf
DISEASE: –
BUTT CORE: Small medium
HEAD SOLIDITY: Fair
BOLTING REACTION: Very slow
UNIFORMITY: Very good
MARKETS / END USE: Pillow-packs and hobby/garden market
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: This variety seldom suffer from tip burn under conditions normally conducive to the disorder, very slow to bolt