Find out which baby leaf salads grow best in the winter months and how we at OP Isola Verde guarantee the supply of every baby leaf 365 days a year.
Many associate the production of baby leaf salads with the warmer seasons, but the cultivation of baby leaf salads does not stop when winter arrive, quite the opposite. There are baby leaf salads that tolerate low temperatures very well and can therefore be grown all year round. Let’s discover them together.
Also known as “songino“, lamb’s lettuce has small, tender leaves with a slightly sweet taste. It is ideal for winter salads because it grows much better during the colder seasons but, with a little extra care and attention, it can also be grown throughout the summer.
Wild rocket is known for its spicy flavour, dark-coloured leaves and slim, jagged silhouette. Thanks to the mild winter temperatures of the Sele plain, it is possible to grow rocket all year round, to bring taste and goodness to the table even in the winter months.
Baby spinach is a baby leaf salad rich in iron and antioxidants. It too tolerates the cold weather well and it can be grown at our farms located in the province of Salerno all year round, to give you the energy needed to face the winter with tasty and wholesome dishes.
How we grow baby leaf salads 365 days a year
Although these varieties of baby leaf salad grow better in the winter months, at OP Isola Verde we are able to guarantee our customers consistent supplies throughout the year, regardless of whether a specific baby leaf salad is typically grown in the hotter or colder months.
This consistent production is achieved thanks to our choice to promote greenhouse farming, allowing us to closely monitor the soil conditions, from temperature to irrigation, and achieve the growth of each single leaf all year round.
Furthermore, our extensive experience allows us to carefully selected the very best seeds so that the baby leaf salads we produce in our greenhouses can withstand adverse weather conditions, whilst never compromising their quality.
The end results are tasty and wholesome baby leaf salads that grow all year round and allow us to deliver our customers continuous supplies from January through to December.