Our most beautiful red lettuce, Saratoga’s burgundy red, frilly leaves narrow to a light green base. Lolla Rossa type heads are very full with an upright plant habit and some downy mildew tolerance. At the baby stage, leaves are frilly, wide, and deep red at edge with a light green, elongated stem. Saratoga adds loft and shimmery color to salad mixes.
|Exterior Color||Scarlet Red|
|Leaf Characteristics||Glossy, Slightly Frilly|
|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.