Hitchhiker is well-adapted to many growing conditions and suitable for baby leaf or whole head production. Heads are light green and upright with good texture. Baby leaves are flat and rounded with slightly serrated edges. Plants are mid-maturing and show some level of downy mildew tolerance.
|Exterior Color||Light Green|
|Interior Color||Light Green|
|Leaf Characteristics||Glossy, Serrated|
|Leaf Color||Light Green|
|HG Market Segment||Bedding Plant Growers, Farm Market, Mail Order, Seed Packet|
|Bl||Downy mildew||Bremia lactucae|
|LMV||Lettuce mosaic||Lettuce mosaic potyvirus|
HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.
IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.
T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.