PlantsLettuces→Romaine (Lactuca sativa 'Willow')

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Heredity: Open Pollinated
Hybridizer or Originator: Tozer

Data specific to Lettuces (Edit)
Lettuce Type: Romaine

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 12-18 Inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Leaves: Other: Grown for its edible leaves
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Other Beneficial Insects
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
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
Various insects

Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jan 22, 2021 10:37 AM

20 days baby leaf.
45 days mature leaf.
Excellent mildew resistance.
Classic romaine shape, long stemmed and flaring to tip.
Smooth mid green leaves.
Thick, crunchy white stems, good weight, providing good volume romaine heads for bagging.
Excellent material for baby leaf production.
Vigorous upright habit for easy harvest.
Good bolt resistance.
Tolerant DM 1-35, missing 3, 11, 37.
Fresh mkt Romaine

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