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Lactuca sativa ‘Salad Bowl lettuce’

Lettuce

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Features

  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourYellow, mauve
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lactuca sativa ‘Salad Bowl lettuce’ (Lettuce). This variety has light green leaves, the leaves are crinkled and wavy at the edges. It has large open hearted plants with light green frilled leaves.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Origin

Of garden origin, probably derived from L. serriola

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in any moist but well-drained soil with full sun or partial-shade. In a cool climates sow the seeds from early spring to late summer, in a warmer climate sow from autumn to mid-spring. You can propagate from seed. For tender, succulent leaves it is important that there is no check in growth, so ensure the soil remains moist. Shade the young plants in hot weather and feed at intervals with weak liquid manure. Harvesting may start in Early summer. Harvesting may end in Mid autumn.

Propagation

Sow seeds from spring onwards.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs, snails, lettuce root aphids and forms of mildew.

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