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LETTUCE Parris Island Cos (Heirloom)

Lactuca sativa

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Family: Asteraceae

Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable

Seed per packet: Approx 100
Approx 600-900 seed per grams

Fast-growing lettuce suitable for baby leaf or full-size heads. Flavourful crisp hearts and tender and tender leaves with mild flavour.

Plant close together for a long harvest of baby or give them space and they will form large tall heads to 30 cm.

Slow to bolt and resistant to tip burn.

Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position with adequate water. Grow fast with plenty of water and regular feeds of liquid manure to avoid bitterness.

Tropical: All Year
Temperate: All Year
Cold: Spring-Summer

Sow: 3mm deep.
Sow direct or grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when learge enough to handle.
Germination: 6-10 days.
Plant space: 20cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 7-8 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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