Lactuca sativa var. longifolia
Romaine Lettuce. Easy to grow, crisp and crunchy texture. Grows well in adverse weather conditions. Excellent flavour.
Approx. 1250 seeds
Lettuce is a sun-loving cool weather crop that grows best in organic, well drained soil. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow about 3mm (1/8in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest leaf lettuce by either pulling the entire plant or by cutting leaves from the main stem at least 2.5cm (1in) above the base â this will allow the plant to sprout new leaves. Once lettuce bolts (starts to produce a rapidly growing flower stem) leaves become bitter.
Germination in 7 – 10 days
Harvest in 65 days