Solid King is a very versatile romaine variety. It has shown very high tolerance to tip-burn and fringe- burn under extremely high temperatures. It has excellent bolting tolerance, tip-burn resistance, and corky root resistance. Solid King has a medium glossy green plant color and has excellent interior texture, which gives it a strong shipping quality. It possesses a smooth solid midrib and smooth leaf petioles. This variety has an impressive weight compared to most romaine types. Heart maturity is earlier than that of Sunbelt.
This variety may be used for fresh, whole leaf, hearts, and/or processor markets with exceptional quality with added weight. This variety can be compared to the following lines, Valley Heart, Rubicon, Caesar, King Henry, Sunbelt, & PIC 714.