Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
60-65 (Spring/Summer), 60-65 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Half Hardy

Weather tolerant, hardy and resistant to some mildews. Can be frost tolerant.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall Transplant, Fall
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cool, Warm

These dense heads of crisp leaves and need a long period of cool weather for best growth.

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

Lettuce is fairly easy to grow in containers, either individually or as a cut-and-come-again crop.

Head lettuce does well when grown singly in individual containers, or in groups (space them 10" apart) in larger containers. Put them in a cool place and keep them well watered.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
5.0-7.0"
Plant Diameter
8.0-10.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Sweet textured leaves with succulent heart.