Jericho Lettuce Seeds - (Lactuca sativa)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 200 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 60-70 days
- Days to Germination:
- 2-10 days @ 60-70F
- Plant Spacing:
- Soil Requirements:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Jericho Lettuce - Thrives in the heat
A desert adapted variety bred in Israel with smooth sword shaped bright green upright leaves with a silky texture.
Does well in dry and hot climates and stays sweet and crispy despite the heat. Surprisingly, is also a superior lettuce in cooler seasons.
Extremely bolt resistant while keeping its sweet, tender and crisp characteristics. A great cut and come again variety. Home gardeners love it for smaller leaves and whole heads in warmer climates.
Lettuce is thought to have originated in Asia Minor, probably from one of the wild lettuce types, of which there are more than 100 varieties. Lettuce graced the tables of Persian kings, Roman senators, and medieval lords. It has been food for peasant and noble alike for hundreds of years. Lettuce was also prized medicinally for its cooling powers and was used to tame fevers, liver inflammations and lust.
Leaves are used in salads and on sandwiches.
Mulching your lettuce plants will help the shallow root system maintain even moisture. Try to keep constant moisture by watering the soil not the leaves.