Data specific to Lettuces (Edit)
Lettuce Type: Looseleaf

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Spread: compact
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Grown for its small, very dark purple, edible leaves with very ruffled and curled margins. Mild, not bitter, pretty.
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. 56 DTM. Recent OP variety - Frank Morton bred it from Merlot, though it looks like Lollo.
Pollinators: Self

Common names
  • Lettuce

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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi

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