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Lettuce Variety comparison

floydsview
Sun, 12 May 2019 15:59:34 GMT

I wanted to share my lettuce variety comparison. I sowed all the seeds on March 10th indoors, using Vermont Compost and organic seeds where available. They were transplanted on April 4th in a no till deep mulch system. The mulch is a low quality mulch. These heads were harvested on May 12th (63 days from seeding). Weigh per head: Newham (bibb 56d) 120g Salvanova (Green Butter 55d) 136g Olga (romaine 66d) 164g Sylvesta (Boston butterhead 52 d) 231g All of the heads looked great. Slight slug pressure. Super impressed with Sylvesta from both a taste and production view. (70% more than Salvanova) Of course this is only a one season comparison.

shannonatsilverforgefarm
Mon, 13 May 2019 01:35:52 GMT

Hmmm, I don’t love Salanova, will give that butterhead a try in the fall.

farmerjesse
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:11:44 GMT

This is cool. Always looking for new head varieties. Thanks for sharing!

huerta_tarruco
Thu, 16 May 2019 21:26:33 GMT

Salanova green butter is not gonna be the beefiest, it actually is the lowest yielding of the salanovas we use. But it sure is pretty! Were you using the same spacing for all varieties?

floydsview
Sat, 18 May 2019 11:03:14 GMT

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floydsview
Sat, 18 May 2019 11:03:48 GMT

The same spacing was used.