Plant Database forum: German name "Brauner Trotzkopf" salat = 'Pirat' lettuce = Sprenkel lettuce

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Feb 20, 2014 1:09 PM CST
Please, can you help me understand the German name "Brauner Trotzkopf" ?

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa 'Pirat')

@Anja
@Heart2heart
@sempervivumde
@renebaron

I understand that 'Pirat' is one German word for "pirate" and "Sprenkle" means "speckle" and "salat" is "lettuce".
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And "kopf" means "head" and "Brauner" probably refers to 'Pirat's reddish-brown speckles.

Maybe "Trotz" suggests "stubborn" or "tenacious", since 'Pirat' was bred from the French heirloom 'Merveille des Quatre Saisons' to be more bolting-resistant.

These were my guesses, but I'm hoping that someone who speaks German and also gardens would narrow it down or correct me:

"brown stubborn-head" or
"brown tenacious-head" or
"brown brave head" or
"brown defiant head"

Thanks in advance!

Name: Hans K.
Germany - Wiesbaden (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Heart2Heart
Mar 2, 2014 4:37 AM CST
The negative meaning of "Trotz" refers to a (childish) behavior in a kind of resistance. The way of your interpretations.

In a positive sense means "Trotz" resistance - against strong (environmental) factors (heat, aphids, height growth for seeds).
The best translation would be: "Brown Resistive (resistant) head".
This presumably means that this species tolerates (resists) heat without immediately to form a flower growth. The brown leaves helps to keep the aphid infestation low.

han
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Mar 3, 2014 1:29 AM CST
Thanks very much, Hans! I'll add a comment to that lettuce variety correcting my first guess at the name's meaning, unless you would rather add a comment yourself.

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