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Lettuces, Nevada (Pellets MI) (Green Batavia)

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A lovely swirl of sweet, nutty flavored apple green leaves, this green version of the batavia Sierra is very resistant to bolting and highly recommended for growing heavy heads of superior green leaf lettuce under the most difficult conditions. Like most summer batavias, Nevada may be harvested early at its green leafy state, or allowed to mature to produce the heading quality of all batavias (the still flavorful forerunners of modern day icebergs). Nevada offers outstanding resistance to tip burn, bottom rot, and bolting. It is the superior green variety for climates with extremes in temperature swings. Nevada exhibits resistance to Bremia and to California Downy Mildew Races 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season
Days to maturity: determined by variety average 50 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 40-75ºF.
Cultural information: can be sown directly into the ground as soon as soil can be worked, or indoors and then transplant.
Plant in rows 12"-18" apart, 1" between seeds.
Diseases and pests: mildew problems can be avoided by proper spacing and variety selection.
Harvesting: cut for full heads or for individual leaves.

"MI" means Mosaic Indexed - zero cases of Mosaic virus found in 30,000 plants.