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Aug 2, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
Hi,

I had such great success with this unknown lettuce I was hoping to figure out what it is. I am letting it bolt to get seeds but any input welcome.


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Aug 3, 2015 2:59 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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My guess would be a Bib lettuce, but I'm not an expert on lettuce.
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Aug 3, 2015 2:21 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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I don't have any guesses. So sorry not to be of any help.
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Aug 3, 2015 4:02 PM CST
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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If you have photos of it before it bolted we might be able to identify type.
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Aug 3, 2015 4:07 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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I agree You are just showing the "flower" stalk.
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Aug 6, 2015 12:08 PM CST
Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
ok, i guess you want a leaf close up - - i will get shortly
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Aug 6, 2015 12:47 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
No, the small leaves on it won't be of much help since the lettuce has bolted. Do you happen to have any pictures of it when it was at its "prime", before bolting?
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Aug 6, 2015 12:59 PM CST
Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
more pic's
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Aug 6, 2015 1:02 PM CST
Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
oh sorry, no pic's from pre-bolt time
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Aug 6, 2015 1:37 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
The leaves will change not only in shape but also in taste when the plant bolts (often gets quite bitter). I assume that this is one of the green leaf lettuces.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Aug 9, 2015 5:06 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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I'm thinking probably a Romaine type?

If you save seed from it and grow it out again, post a photo of the younger plants and maybe someone will be able to make a better guess Smiling
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Aug 10, 2015 4:24 PM CST
Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
ok, thanks for the input, it's about 4.5 ft. tall now, waiting on flowers
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