DESCRIPTION: Romaine lettuce got its name because it is literally from Rome, and Italian gardeners have been growing it for generations. This seed came to us when an Italian neighbor gave some seed to Anne's family.we don't know its official name. We like it's fast maturity and good flavor. Goes well with early leaf lettuce like Black-Seeded Simpson in spring salads. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
DAYS TO MATURITY: 55
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
SOURCE CODE: N
GERMINATION DAYS: 2-15
WHEN TO PLANT: Cool-weather, early-spring, late summer, mild winter
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames extend season. Fertile, composted soil that is loose, not too acid,well-drained , and in good tilth with adequate nitrogen and moisture promotes fast growth for best flavor. Slow to bolt, but in hot climates site plants where they will get morning sun only, like the east side of a house or to the north of taller crops. Or use shade cloth mid day to keep plants cool. Good for autumn sowing. Plant every three weeks for continuous harvest.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W, H/Matures 6-13/Harvest 1-3/Yield 135-540/Spacing 10-12"
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