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Batavia Lettuce Maravilla De Verano [lactuca sativa]

Batavia Lettuce Maravilla De Verano [lactuca sativa]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

Batavia lettuce Maravilla de Verano is an annual reddish lettuce variety. It has a rosette-like habit with light green inner leaves and upright reddish outer leaves. Very robust, high yielding and bolt resistant, with a long harvest period, suitable for cultivation throughout the outdoor season. The taste is mild and sweet.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae

Lifecycle: Annual
Days until harvest: 50 days
Plant hight approx: 20 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until 3°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Permeable, moist, nutrient rich, slightly loamy or sandy, humic

pH value: 5.5 to 6.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 14-18°C
Germination time: 5-7 days
Plant-, row distance: 30x30 cm

Optimal mix culture: Bean, Savory, Dill, Pea, Strawberry, Cucumber, Cabbage, Leek, Carrot, Radish, Horseradish, Rhubarb, Beetroot, Black salsify, Tomato, Onion
Unfavorable mix culture: Parsley, Celery

Planting information
Lettuce is sown outdoors in spring at optimum temperatures of 14 to 18 °C from March to June in a mild climate.
In cooler climates, sow from March to July.
Pre-cultivation with planting out as a seedling is recommended, as well as sowing in batches every 4 weeks to obtain a staggered harvest.
This variety prefers a semi-shady location with sufficient water in a mild climate.

Other names
Latin botanical names: lactuca sativa
English names: Batavia lettuce
German names: Bataviasalat
Portuguese names: Alface Batávia
Spanish names: Lechuga batavia
French names: Laitue Batavia

The main component of lettuce is 90% water. Valuable ingredients are vitamins such as vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6, provitamin A and vitamin C. The lettuce also has important minerals such as potassium and calcium and contains protein.

Potent germination capacity: 3-4 years

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  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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