Omega 42

Lettuce

Omega 42 is an iceberg with large head size, dark green color, excellent texture, sweet flavor, and exceptional field holding ability. This variety offers unparalleled weight potential for value-added growers as well as trimmable green butt appearance for cartons. Omega 42 is later maturing (3-5 days) and has shown good field tolerance to Big Vein. Slot in Salinas Valley spring and Moss Landing summer & fall.

  • Extremely large head size for bulk programs
  • Very dark green color and sweet flavor
  • Has shown strong field tolerance to Big Vein
  • Patent# 9,642,332

Planting Slot: Salinas Valley Spring / Moss Landing Summer & Fall

Disease Key

CODE DISEASE PATHOGEN
Bl Downy mildew Bremia lactucae
LMV Lettuce mosaic Lettuce mosaic potyvirus
TpB Tipburn Physiological disorder

Resistance Terminology

HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.

IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.

T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.