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Varietal Selection


Due to the large variety of types and cultivars, spend some time identifying local consumer desires. The following lists are illustrative only and do not include all of the wide varieties available. Very few of the varieties listed have been tested in the local marketplace. Most if not all can be grown locally, but some may have better adaption to the variety of climatic and environmental conditions found throughout Utah.

Variety Suggestions (mostly untested) for commonly grown leafy greens

Plant Family & Common Name Varieties (limited list)
Asters: Endive Rhodos, Bianca Riccia, Frisan, Lorca
  Escarole Eros, Natacha, Salanca
  Radicchio Palla Rossa, Rossa di Treviso Precoce, Indigo, Fiero
Beet Greens Boldor, Merlin, Pacemaker III, Chioggia, Red Ace
Brassicas: Arugula Speedy, Roquette, Sylvetta, Astro
  Collards Champion, Hi Crop, Flash, Tiger
  Kale Red Russian, Redbor, Rogue, Starbor, Winterbor
  Mustard Spicy Green, Dragon Tongue, Scarlet Frills, Green Wave
Lettuce: Bibb Optima, Speckles, Carmona, Red Cross, Rex, Adriana
  Cos Winter Density, Outredgeous, Fusion, Salvius
  Iceberg Superior I, Crispino, Crusader, Heatmaster
  Leaf Revolution, Encico, Salad Bowl, Tango, Defender
Spinach Space, Regiment, Renegade, Bloomsdale, Emperor
Swiss Chard Rhubarb, Bright Lights, Fordhook Giant, Oriole