Lettuce (Lactuca sativa 'Eiersalaat') in the Lettuces Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Other: Grown for its edible leaves
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 40F to 75F. Fastest from 60F to 70F.
Days to germinate: 2-15
Depth to plant seed: 1/8 inch deep
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Lettuce almost never cross-pollinates. It has perfect flowers and usually self-pollinates before opening.
Pollinators: Self
Flies

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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: 2011-07-14
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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: Summer 2006
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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: Spring 2006
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Comments:
Posted by LarryR (South Amana, IA - Zone 5a) on Oct 2, 2012 9:43 PM

This unique leaf lettuce variety is a vegetable brought to the Amana villages in Iowa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...) by a group of German Inspirationists and is known locally as "egg lettuce," because it was usually served in Amana communal kitchens with bits of hard-boiled egg in the dressing. Leaves are almost completely yellow in color, very tender, with a slight buttery flavor and texture. Other advantages include heat resistance, slowness in bolting, and retarded development of bitterness.

Culture is identical to other lettuce varieties. (plant to thickness of seed in early spring) Seed stalks may be harvested after they begin to turn brown. Left in the garden over winter, this lettuce often self-sows in the spring.

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