Green Batavia Salanova Lettuce
Green Frisygo Salanova Lettuce
days to maturity: 45 days
plant spacing: 4 plants per square foot
sunlight requirements: 8 - 14 hours
look out for: slugs and snails
harvest notes: either cut the whole head when its mature, or treat it as a “cut and come again” and just take the outer leaves for your daily salad.
Salanova lettuce is our absolute favorite number one salad variety ever! Johnny Select Seed, the agricultural industries favorite seed breeders, bred this variety a few years ago and it’s completely changed the baby lettuce game. Usually, baby lettuce mix is made of the youngest leaves on the plant, and the older ones have to be thrown away because they are too big. But with Salanova petite lettuce heads, all mature leaves are baby in size, so the whole plant can be used for baby mix. Using mature leaves instead of young ones means they are a bit more firm and can hold up better in the fridge and when dressed. Either cut the whole head when its mature, or treat it as a “cut and come again” and just take the outer leaves for your daily salad.
We love adding these more textured & ornamental types to gardens not just for aesthetic reasons but also because their extra nooks and crannies and volume are welcome in the salad bowl as well. Batavia is new to our collection and so far we are smitten. We love new and unique textures to add to the garden & our salad bowls.