Vegetables and Fruit forum: Please ID this Lettuce

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maxcaviar
Aug 2, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Hi,

I had such great success with this unknown lettuce I was hoping to figure out what it is. I am letting it bolt to get seeds but any input welcome.


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tveguy3
Aug 3, 2015 2:59 AM CST
My guess would be a Bib lettuce, but I'm not an expert on lettuce.
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Newyorkrita
Aug 3, 2015 2:21 PM CST
I don't have any guesses. So sorry not to be of any help.
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farmerdill
Aug 3, 2015 4:02 PM CST
If you have photos of it before it bolted we might be able to identify type.
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drdawg
Aug 3, 2015 4:07 PM CST
I agree You are just showing the "flower" stalk.
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maxcaviar
Aug 6, 2015 12:08 PM CST
ok, i guess you want a leaf close up - - i will get shortly
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drdawg
Aug 6, 2015 12:47 PM CST
No, the small leaves on it won't be of much help since the lettuce has bolted. Do you happen to have any pictures of it when it was at its "prime", before bolting?
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maxcaviar
Aug 6, 2015 12:59 PM CST
more pic's
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Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
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maxcaviar
Aug 6, 2015 1:02 PM CST
oh sorry, no pic's from pre-bolt time
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drdawg
Aug 6, 2015 1:37 PM CST
The leaves will change not only in shape but also in taste when the plant bolts (often gets quite bitter). I assume that this is one of the green leaf lettuces.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 9, 2015 5:06 PM CST
I'm thinking probably a Romaine type?

If you save seed from it and grow it out again, post a photo of the younger plants and maybe someone will be able to make a better guess Smiling
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maxcaviar
Aug 10, 2015 4:24 PM CST
ok, thanks for the input, it's about 4.5 ft. tall now, waiting on flowers

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