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Baby-Leaf Salad Green Production Guide for Western Washington.

Charlene Grahn , Chris Benedict , Tom Thornton , Carol Miles ,
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Lettuce is the top-grossing fresh market vegetable crop in the United States, with salad mixes featuring baby-leaf greens becoming increasingly popular among consumers who desire to eat healthy, convenient food.

Growers in western Washington may produce salad greens throughout the year, using season-extension techniques such as row covers, low tunnels, and high tunnels during the winter.

This production guide is for growers in western Washington who want to produce baby-leaf salad greens. This guide discusses the selection, growing, harvesting, and processing of baby-leaf greens, as well as related food safety concerns, all of which can present unique challenges. This guide also describes specific crops commonly grown for baby-leaf salads, and the pros and cons of each.

Department(s): Agriculture
Pages / Length: 23
Publication Date: 11-2015

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