summer lettuce - Knowledgebase Question

altoona, pa
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Question by vegasval14
May 26, 2007
I live in central Pa. I would like to grow summer lettuce. What plants/seeds should I get to grow July thru September?

Thank u

Answer from NGA
May 26, 2007
In my experience, lettuce is better as a cool season crop because it turns bitter and bolts or goes to seed once the weather turns hot for the summer. (You can replant later for a fall harvest, though.) In summer we have enjoyed tender new leaves of Swiss chard as a fresh green on sandwiches and the like instead of lettuce. If you really want to try summer lettuce, "Oak Leaf" grown in partial shade might be something to try, but unfortunately I think you will disappointed. When you look at what is available, select varieties described as "bolt resistant" or "heat tolerant" to experiment and see what works best for you.

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