Fall Field Lettuce Variety Trial

Farmer: Angie Koch, Ann Slater, Hilary Moore, Leslie Moskovits, David Mazur-Goulet and Lise-Anne Léveillé, Joanna Kowalczyk, Harold Saunders, Erik Landry and Andrew Meehan

Farm: Fertile Ground Farm, Ann Slater Organics, Maplelane Farm, Cedar Down Farm, BeetBox Cooperative Farm, Table Community Food Center, Saunders Family Farm, Backyard Seedsavers, Sungold Organics

Region: Ontario

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

Article Type: Research Protocol

Research Priorities: Seed Production, Selection & Breeding 

The fall slot for lettuce is challenging, as the lettuce has to handle both the heat of the summer and the cold of the fall with all the moisture and temperature variability that is characteristic this time of year. To compare different varieties and their performance in this seasonal niche, a group of nine growers from across the province selected lettuce varieties of interest. Each grower then chose a subset of these varieties, each committing to plant two replicates of each variety in their last two plantings of lettuce.

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