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Lettuce and Leafy Vegetable Seeds

Resilient leafy varieties, in all major lettuce and spinach segments.

Lettuce and spinach varieties that perform

To meet the rising demand for high-quality lettuce and spinach varieties in the face of harsh agronomic conditions and increased disease pressure, Syngenta Seeds has committed to delivering advanced, innovative varieties to meet both the needs of growers and consumers.

By breeding resilient, disease, and abiotic-resistant varieties that can cope with climate extremes and feature favorable quality protection, we are helping to enable consistent and predictable production. For example, varieties like mini romaine SolidRib are built to take on the general rough nature of shipping and handling to reduce losses for growers, processors, and retail partners. 

Work with your Syngenta representative to determine the varieties that fit your fields the best. For example, you might be able to add an extra level of protection with disease resistances such as downy mildew, Fusarium, and Stemphylium or tolerance to tipburn and bolting. Within our portfolio of spinach and lettuce varieties, you’ll find products with early maturity, good field stand, and attractive shape and color. From performance in the field to appearance on the grocery shelf, we’re passionate about creating varieties that meet the needs of our customers.

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Lettuce varieties that growers and consumers prefer

From hydroponics and greenhouses to production in open fields, Syngenta is dedicated to creating innovative leafy varieties that suit any production style and match consumer needs.

Our portfolio features vast species and segments such as baby leaf spinach plus lettuce, including all romaine types, Batavia, iceberg, multileaf, and Endive – making it suitable for a wide range of geographies and growing conditions.

For fresh market consumers, Syngenta lettuce varieties provide superior nutrition, taste, and durability. For example, SolidRib™ romaine helps growers and retailers reduce losses, and Krispice™ lettuce can be used in hydroponic production, and features many colors to fit any demand. Because of innovative varieties like these, we can provide retailers and consumers access to fresh lettuce when they need it. 

baby leaf lettuce

Baby leaf lettuce

Our range of baby leaf lettuce varieties is well recognized by growers and fresh processors for its firmness, good shelf life, and ability to mix well with other fresh-cut vegetables.
Solid romaine

SolidRib™ romaine

SolidRib™ romaine provides high yield potential and quality due to durability in shipping and handling and long shelf life. The solid interior leaf “ribs” deliver a stronger, more robust product in the field that limits plant damage before and during harvest.
MiniBerg™ romaine

MiniBerg™ romaine

MiniBerg™ is a mini romaine that combines good field performance with thicker, crispier leaves. Compared with classic romaine, the MiniBerg lettuce offers a longer shelf life that helps meet consumer demands and reduces food waste.
Krispice™ lettuce

Krispice™ lettuce

From green to red, Krispice™ lettuce provides color to any plate, along with good taste and texture that keeps customers coming back for more. It provides high yield potential, disease resistance, and hydroponic opportunities, which means that growers can help keep grocery store produce sections consistently stocked.

The foundation of every lettuce variety is good seed. With high-tech testing at accredited facilities and a dedication to putting seed health at the forefront, Syngenta Seeds is helping growers get access to consistent, reliable seed every season.

Spinach varieties with disease resistance

Growers can choose from a full range of baby leaf spinach that combines strong disease resistance with desirable characteristics, such as dark color, round leaf shape, bolting tolerance, and different levels of leaf smoothness.


Protecting spinach from disease

Fungi can be devastating to spinach fields. Two of the most damaging organisms are Peronospora effusa, a fungus that causes downy mildew, and Stemphylium species, which causes leaf spot. Both diseases lead to imperfections that can hurt the plant’s ability to photosynthesize, which will decrease quality and diminish yield potential. 

All of our commercial varieties of baby leaf spinach have resistance to both organisms. In addition, Syngenta is continuing to research potential solutions as new races of the pathogen emerge.

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