Lettuce

Tozer Seeds have been breeding lettuce for over 50 years and were among the first to introduce mildew resistance. We continue to work hard to introduce more resistant varieties but also concentrate on enhanced texture, flavour, shape and colour. This attitude to breeding has led to the introduction of internationally grown varieties such as Ashbrook and Osterley.

CROP INFORMATION

Sow PeriodFebruary - August in 4cm peat blocks using block pills Gaucho treatments are an optional extra
TransplantIceberg and Romaine: around 75,000 per hectare Gem : 150,000 per hectare
Suggested DensityCover first few plantings
Crop HusbandryCover first few plantings
Harvest PeriodMay - October, November (subject to frosts)
  • Ashbrook

    A light green, very upright, well textured frilly oakleaf variety. Leaves are thick and waxy with shallow lobes and superb crunchy texture. Good for processing after de-coring. Upright, frilly crunchy leaves suits pre-pack, equally suited to whole head and baby leaf production. Excellent field mildew resistance.

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  • Osterley

    A dark green, thick, crunchy cos leaf with a teardrop shape, slightly blistered and cupped. Ideal for processing and improving bag fill. Plants have a very upright habit, ideal for harvesting. Rugose, cupped dark green leaves are ideal for baby leaf production. Excellent mildew resistance.
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