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head lettuce

noun
1.
any variety of the lettuce subspecies Lactuca sativa capitata, having leaves that grow in a dense rosette, especially iceberg lettuce and Boston lettuce.
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  • Leafhoppers may also damage head lettuce directly, although leaf lettuce is less sensitive.
  • Treatments were applied to head lettuce plants before the onset of disease.
  • Varieties grown include head lettuce, leaf lettuce, and romaine.
  • Seven cultivars or romaine lettuce were compared for head lettuce production for the dining halls.

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