Batavian Full Heart
Batavian or Summer Crisp varieties form moderately dense heads with a crunchy texture, similar to a cross between iceberg and looseleaf types of lettuce.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 60-65 (Spring/Summer), 60-65 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
- Half Hardy
Weather tolerant, hardy and resistant to some mildews. Can be frost tolerant.
- 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
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?
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?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Sweet textured leaves with succulent heart.