Baby leaf lettuce is highly suitable for salad bags. Therefore shelf life, diversity and taste are very important. The plants are directly sown and are harvested in a young stage to acquire taste and the correct size. To obtain good parameters, a special fertilizer program is needed.
Unlike agricultural crops, leafy vegetables are harvested at a midpoint of vegetative growth. Therefore, fertilization must be adequate and at a precise time to meet the demands for nutrients. To ensure an optimal yield with maximum quality, an optimal supply of potassium is necessary. Most vegetables have a high demand for potassium. As most vegetables are sensitive to chloride, fertilizers with a low chloride content (below 2 % chloride) should be used. Nearly the complete portfolio of COMPO EXPERT has a very low content of chloride. Vitanica® RZ applied at transplanting promotes healthy and strong roots to cope with the fast rate of growing.