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Leafy Salad

Leafy Salad Range

Syngenta is a world-leading plant science company committed to promoting sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. We increase crop yield and quality by supplying market leading varieties and crop protection products.

Iceberg

WATERGATE

Watergate Leafy Salad Syngenta

Benefits of Watergate

  • Iceberg for spring/autumn – in colder areas as well for summer production
  • Very well closed and flat base 
  • Flat and tight fitting ribs – less damage at packing
  • Good bolting tolerance
  • Strong against tipburn

 

CHALLENGE

Benefits of Challenge

  • One of the benchmark varieties in the industry
  • Summer harvest security
  • Flexibility around the time of harvest due to its excellent field standing ability
  • Suitable for dual purpose use – whole head or processing
  • Very strong against internal tipburn
  • Stress reliability in summer period
  • Performs on a broad range of soil types throughout the country

ICECASTLE

Benefits of Icecastle

  • Flexible and robust variety giving consistent results in a wide range of soil types
  • Uniform semi-domed heads are well covered by a dark green wrapper leaf
  • The shape, combined with smooth base ribs, results in a head that is easy to harvest and pack, for excellent whole head shelf presentation
  • Well layered and open internal structure also makes this variety an ideal processing choice
  • TBSV (Tomato bushy stunt virus) resistant

ICEDUKE

Benefits of Iceduke

  • Performs in all main soil types
  • Uniform head shape for ease of packing and presentation
  • Strong against external breakdown
  • Well layered internally ideal for fresh market, food service and processing
  • Good tipburn strength in relation to other spring varieties

Romaine

PIVOTAL

Pivotal Romaine Syngenta salad

Benefits of Pivotal

  • Midi-Romain in Actina-segment with a bit taller heart (~+2cm to Actina)
  • Dark attractive colour (darker than Actina)
  • Strong against bolting – short core
  • Nice blistered leaves – less sticking to each other or on bag
  • Slow filling for long harvesting window
  • Strong against tip burn
  • Good against twisting

 

ACTINA

Benefits of Actina

  • Reliable medium-framed variety
  • Very high internal and external tip burn tolerance
  • Upright and well-filled heart
  • Dual purpose variety suitable for both retail and processing

BONDENA

Benefits of Bondena

  • High Downy Mildew resistance
  • Upright and Uniform
  • 18 cm mini romaine
  • Ideal partner with Rafael
  • • Strong against tip burn

MERINOS

Benefits of Merinos

  • Dark green Little Gem
  • Taller than Lunos (13.5 cm in trials)
  • Strong against tipburn
  • Full season production
  • Consistent shape

Speciality

CLARAGIO

Benefits of Claragio

  • Red incised Bellagio with actually best possible Bremia-resistance
  • Intensive and deep colour – very limited white and green inside
  • Attractive cherry red and brilliant colour
  • Strong against bolting – short core
  • Nice incisde leaf with uniform size
  • Suitable for fresh cut and whole head market

CRISPAGIO

Benefits of Crispagio

  • Strong tip burn tolerance
  • Stronger against twisting
  • Strong against external breakdown
  • Uniformity of individual heads and of crop
  • Can also be used as a romaine heart
  • Good tolerance to Bremia but not full resistance
  • Cosberg variety

KAVALO

Benefits of Kavalo

  • 4R Lollo Rossa
  • Excellent volume and good weight
  • Suitable for soil and soilless systems
  • Full season in northern areas

PAROLE

Benefits of Parole

  • Excellent quality and field holding
  • Average head weight with good bolting tolerance
  • Head fill good, non-compact
  • Good vigour in colder periods

Endive

BESSIE

Benefits of Bessie

  • Vigorous medium Frisee
  • Good volume improved field holding and weight compared to Jolie
  • Excellent bottom quality. 3D incised leaves with narrow veins

BRILLANTES

Benefits of Brillantes

  • Attractive presentation with strong contrast between the yellow heart and the green crown
  • Large leaf volume and weight
  • Clean base
  • Strong tolerance to bolting
  • Good variety for Spring, Summer and Autumn production

MENDES

Benefits of Mendes

  • Good vigour
  • Excellent head weights in cold conditions
  • Clean base
  • Strong on bolting
  • Good internal blanch

PANDIE

Benefits of Pandie

  • Improved field holding through summer
  • Good internal blanch
  • Strong against tip burn
  • Excellent yield and head weights

TERRES

Benefits of Terres

  • Homogeneous, good volume
  • Semi-erect for ease of harvest
  • Strong against necrosis
  • Higher yielding than Brillantes
  • Flexible leaves 
     

Baby Leaf

CRISPITA II

Benefits of Crispita II

  • High yielding when compared to standard baby green lettuce
  • Fully mildew resistant to Downy Mildew (Bl 16-31)
  • Good field holding
  • Suitable for both outdoor and protected production
  • Crispy and crunchy with sweet taste
  • Good shelf life

KERRITA

Benefits of Kerrita

  • Super dark red baby cos
  • Good leaf shape and colour
  • Good earliness
  • Strong processable leaf
  • Excellent field holding and yield
  • High downy mildew resistance

Spinach

EL TAJIN

Benefits of El Tajin

  • Alternative resistance package to El Real and El Ruedo
  • Very thick leaves

 

ACOSTA

Benefits of Acosta

  • Long production period
  • Strong resistance package
  • Smooth leaf, not too savoyed

EL REAL

Benefits of El Real

  • Dark green very upright variety especially for the baby leaf market
  • Strong colour, shiny glossy leaves
  • Flexible leaves for washing