Caribú®, the native lettuce from Murciana de Vegetales


The variety offers a sweet flavour with spiked-romaine leaves.

A year has passed since Murciana de Vegetales launched its new lettuce Caribú®. A native variety, recovered thanks to the R&D+I work on traditional lettuce varieties with the IMIDA. This variety offers a sweet flavour, with spiked-romaine leaves, giving an original mixture in salads.

Caribú® is added to other specialities from Murciana de Vegetales that are distinguished by their flavour, texture, shelf-life and health guarantees. This is the case of its Little Gem, which they grow exclusively in Spain. “After studies on our experimental plot and analysis in our ENAC-accredited laboratory, we consider that it is the best variety to make our ‘Corazones Dulces’ (Sweet Gem Hearts) due to its characteristic green-yellow colour, crunchy texture and full flavour. It is one way to differentiate ourselves from our competitors and allow our clients to also become differentiated when they sell our products,” sources from the company explain.

Other varieties from its portfolio include Romaine, Mini Romaine and Frillice. Moreover, it is the only company that produces and markets three varieties of red lettuce: Baby red, Mini Romanine red and Cresta®. “Cresta® is a red lettuce variety that exclusively belongs to them, developed after over nine years of research by the R&D+i department, using traditional selection. Its content in anthocyanin and total polyphenols makes it stand out.”

Its ecological line of Romaine, Little Gem and Iceberg is also worth mentioning, which are available during the winter season.

The company is very aware of the environment and the application of fewer chemical products on its production, replacing them with natural products. To do this, it is experimenting with cultivation on nitrate-free land, reducing the risk of contamination and environmental impact.

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