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SPS 343-6 is a dark red multi leaf in the style of Ezmina that yields high leaf numbers and may, for most growers, replace this market standard. Suitable for year round production, SPS 343-6 can be grown both in the field and in most hydroponic systems for use as whole heads or as a process leaf product. SPS 343-6 has thick leaves which provides for extended shelf life. Like Ezmina, SPS 343-6 has dark red leaf margins but the inner leaf is a light green colour giving an attractive contrast across the leaf. The leaves remain uniform throughout the head, SPS 343-6 gives very little wastage due to ‘out of spec’ leaves on the outer edges. With full mildew package (BI: 1-35) and Nasonovia resistance SPS 343-6 provides growers with good disease protection.

Variety Features

Double red
Medium to large sized heads
Medium vigour

Agronomic Considerations

Suitable for field production or hydroponic systems
Strong tolerance to tipburn
Strong tolerance to bolting

Disease Resistances

High Resistance:Bl:1-35, Nr:0

Market Segment

Fresh market (whole head) production
Salad leaf
Available as untreated seed

Harvest Period

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec