PATENT OF THE WEEK – LETTUCE VARIETY NUN 08208 LTL
The Lettuce Variety Nun 08208 LTL was invented by Johan Van Zee on December 10, 2020 bearing patent number US20200383289A1.
The goal of vegetable breeding is to combine various desirable traits in a single variety. Such desirable traits may include greater yield, resistance to diseases, insects or other pests, tolerance to heat and drought, better agronomic quality, higher nutritional value, enhanced growth rate, and improved shelf life.
The disclosure provides a lettuce plant or part thereof having all of the physiological and morphological characteristics of lettuce variety NUN 08208 LTL, when grown under the same environmental conditions. The disclosure also provides for a progeny of lettuce variety NUN 08208 LTL. In another aspect, the disclosure provides a plant or a progeny retaining all or all but one, two, or three of the “distinguishing characteristics” of the plant of lettuce variety NUN 08208 LTL, or all but one, two, or three of the “morphological and physiological characteristics” of the plant of lettuce variety NUN 08208 LTL and methods of producing that plant or progeny.