Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
33-40 (Spring/Summer), 35-40 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
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.

Crops
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
40°F

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
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool)

In cool climates Lettuce needs full sun.

Water
Moderate

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.

Feeder
Heavy

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.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

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?
No
Color
Green and red
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
6.0-10.0"
Plant Diameter
4.0-5.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Tender, extremely flavorful, a delicacy of lettuce.