Since its launch, RED GLACE has been a favourite with many growers, with its dark red colour and uniform leaves that separate with ease. But as time passes there is always a demand for something newer, something better.
STARKE AYRES strives to meet the needs of our growers in an infinite dynamic market that always demands better quality, higher yields, longer shelf lives and stronger disease resistance. That is why STARKE AYRES continuously updates its range of products to meet these evolving needs of customers. RUBY GLACE is the latest example of such an update. RUBY GLACE has already replaced varieties such as RED GLACE in other international markets with great success and STARKE AYRES is very excited to do the same in South Africa.
RUBY GLACE is a red, open Batavia lettuce that is ideal for the single cut sandwich leaf market as well as processing. With leaves that separate easily, a single cut revealing very uniform, small dark red leaves, and minimal to no-green colour at the base of the leaf with a well-defined dark red frilly leaf edge, RUBY GLACE adds beautiful red colour and texture to your leafy mixes.
Its updated disease package has exceptional Bremia resistance to races 16-25 EU, and added Nasonovia Ribisnigri resistance, giving growers assurance that their disease resistance needs are cared for.
STARKE AYRES is thrilled to introduce RUBY GLACE to its range of speciality lettuce products. We believe growers currently using RED GLACE will benefit greatly by upgrading to RUBY GLACE and we encourage all speciality lettuce growers to add this exciting new variety to their range this season.