|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Leaves:||Other: Grown for its edible leaves
|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
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Lettuce almost never cross-pollinates. It has perfect flowers and usually self-pollinates before opening.
|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.
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