Lettuce, an annual plant of the Asteraceae family, has come a long way from its ancestral origins. Paintings dating from 2,500 BCE in Egypt depict cultivation of a plant reminiscent of a daisy, its seeds were cold pressed for their oil. Sometime after 2,500 BCE, lettuce was cultivated for its leaf.

Fast forward to 550 BCE and lettuce had spread to the Mediterranean, Middle East and China. And by 1494 CE, had reached the New World with the second voyage of Columbus. Thus from humble origins come the myriad forms of lettuce available today.

Lefroy Valley works hard to source and deliver leading lettuce varieties from a global pool of genetics. We maintain a healthy pipeline of new product development driven by local challenges and market specifications.

Lefroy Valley’s neoLeaf range represents fancy lettuce for salad mix, selected for disease resistance, taste, visual appeal and adaptability. Many neoLeaf lettuces are so adaptable a single variety may be used year round as direct sown, transplant, open field or hydroponic production.

Welcome to the neoLeaf tour!

Multi Leaf



QUASAR is an adaptable baby leaf line with exceptional yield in both leaf numbers per plant and individual leaf weight. Quasar produces very uniform, deeply serrated leaves with a sweet taste. Call now to trial.

Production:

Year round

Whole head processing

Baby leaf

Direct sow

Transplant

Open field

HR: Bl 16-31

IR: Anthracnose as seen in the field



QUARK is a high vigour, robust line ideal for direct sowing. Quark produces dark glossy leaves which are deeply incised. Call now to trial.

Production:



Year round

Baby leaf

Direct sow

Transplant

Open field

HR: Bl 16-31

IR: Anthracnose as seen in the field

 

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RED RUMBLER is an attractive and

adaptable triple red multi leaf lettuce with

consistent leaf size and shape.



Production:



Year round

Whole head processing

Baby leaf

Direct sow

Transplant

Open field

Hydroponic

HR: Bl 16-21, 23-26, 28









JAZZMO
is a hardy and adaptable erect

endive type lettuce with bright green multi

leaves which are broad, thick and firm.



Production:



Year round

Whole head processing

Baby leaf

Direct sow

Transplant

HR: Bl 16-26



 
 



Red Oak Leaf



 


 

CHATEAU is a uniform, cherry red

oakleaf with attractive contrast to

green heart.



Production:



Year round

Wholehead

Hydroponic

Open field

HR: Bl 16-30, Nr0

IR: LMV







CAMARDE is a triple red oakleaf with

green hearts, producing an intense

uniform colour all season.  Camarde

is vigorous and forms dense hearts.

Call now to trial.



Production:



Trial year round

Wholehead

Open field

Hydroponic

HR: Bl 16-31, Nr0

IR: LMV



 


 

ROSEA is an adaptable, compact oakleaf

with intense triple red colour.  Harvest spring

to autumn Stanthorpe and autumn to spring

in the Lockyer Valley.  Harvest year round in

Southern Australia.



Production:



Processing

Wholehead

Transplant

Direct Sow

Open field

Baby leaf

HR: Bl 16-31







ALCAZAR
is a stand out in the wholehead market for colour intensity and adaptability.  Alcazar boasts a heavy but compact plant ideal for sleeve pack.




Production:



Year round

Wholehead

Open field

Hydroponic

HR: Bl 16-30, Nr0

IR: LMV



 
 

Green Oak leaf

 


 

MUON is a uniform, dark green oak leaf

lettuce for open field.  Muon has shown

good adaptability and stress tolerance.



Production:



Trial year round

Wholehead

Open field

HR: Bl 16-31, Nr0

IR: LMV





JAVANICE is a heavy yielding, dense oakleaf.  Its thick leaves are an attractive blonde green.  Javanice has good vigour for sustained production in difficult conditions.



Production:



Spring and autumn harvest

Wholehead

Open field

Hydroponic

HR: Bl 16-26, 28, Nr0

IR: LMV



 


 

PARINICE has a compact head with glossy, light green leaves.  It has good holding in summer with tolerance to heat burn and bolting.



Production:



Summer harvest

Wholehead

Open field

Hydroponic

HR: Bl 16-28, Nr0

IR: LMV



 

Lolla Rossa and Lolla Bionda

 


NEUTRINO is a vigorous lolla rossa with good colour and adaptability for the whole head market.  Neutrino produces sweet tasting, uniform leaves.



Production:



Trial year round

Wholehead

Open field

Hydroponic

HR: Bl 16-31, Nr0

IR: LMV



 


 

POSITRON is a adaptable lolla bionda with intense green colour and sweet taste.



Production:



Trial year round

Wholehead

Open field

Hydroponic

HR: Bl 16-31, Nr0

IR: LMV