Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Lettuce Merveille Des 4 Saisons Seed Description
Lactuca sativa Hardy Annual
Heirloom. This head lettuce is an unusual French Bibb variety. It is a ruby-red butter letttuce with tightly folded, green hearts. It has excellent flavor in hot weather with crisp yet tender leaves, but tends to bolt. This variety was introduced in 1885.
Did You Know? Lettuce is a good source of vitamin A.
Soil temp. 40-65°F
Planting depth 1/4-1.2"
Germination 7-14 days
Maturity 45-70 days
Soil and Water: Lettuce likes full sun except in hot summer climates where it prefers some shade, especially in the afternoon. Add plenty of compost to the soil to encourage rapid growth. Water evenly and moderately to prevent bitterness.
Planting and growing: Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outside. or sow seed directly as soon as the soil is workable. Make successive plantings every 10-14 days for a continuous harvest. In milk climates, lettuce can be sown from spring through fall.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest the entire plant when mature, but still young and crisp. All lettuces are at their best when picked as needed and used immediately. Head lettuce will only last a few days in the refrigerator before deteriorating.