A fast easy producer with gourmet results
This Mesclun blend of baby lettuces offers you a simple way of experiencing the delicious diversity of lettuce colors, textures and flavors. The tender young leaves are ready to cut quickly and plants will regrow rapidly for a second and even third cutting from the same bed. These are the same gourmet varieties chefs use for signature salads in fine restaurants. Enjoy the pleasure and satisfaction of growing them in your own kitchen garden this season.Asteraceae Lactuca sativa
Cut and Come Again Mesclun
These varieties have soft, loosely packed heads and very good flavor. They are fairly easy to grow and tolerate some heat. Under good growing conditions, these varieties can be one of the fastest growing crops.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 33-40 (Spring/Summer), 35-40 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
- Half Hardy
Mesclun lettuces will thrive in mild weather with consistent moisture. To extend the sowing season into hot weather, sow in light shade or erect a canopy of loosely woven shade cloth over the bed.
- Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall Transplant, Fall
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cool, Warm
Mesclun lettuce thrives in mild weather with consistent moisture. To extend the sowing season into hot weather, sown in light shade or erect a canopy of loosely woven shade cloth over the mesclun bed. Mesclun needs protection from birds, which are attracted to the young seedlings.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 75°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
When: Lettuce germinates quite well in cool (40˚ F) soil and will continue to do so until it gets up to 75˚ F (after this it gets erratic).
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool)
In cool climates Lettuce needs full sun.
Lettuce is largely composed of water and it responds to irrigation by giving a larger and better tasting harvest. If you think the plants might need water they probably do.
Lettuce has a weak root system and isn't a very efficient feeder, so the soil needs to be quite fertile. Its main requirement is for nitrogen, but it also needs moderate amounts of potassium and phosphorus.
- Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
This particular lettuce is easy to grow in containers. Mesclun doesn't take up much room so planters or individual pots are perfect. Since the roots are shallow, the container will need to be kept slightly moist.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Green and red
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Tender, extremely flavorful, a delicacy of lettuce.