Summertime lettuce is a cross of Ithaca and Salinas with a compact iceberg or crisphead type producing solid heads with a dark green wrapper and frilled leaves of good flavor that is never bitter and very slow to bolt in hot weather. Excellent for home gardeners, bred by traditional techniques by Dr. Baggett of Oregon State and introduced in 1989. Compact plants produce a better leaf texture and quality than other varieties, especially in the summer.
Will grow in even the hottest climates if protected with shade cloth and watered well. Grows best in a rich soil. Lettuce is traditionally a cool season crop, planted in the early spring as soon as the ground can be worked, then succession planted during the spring in 2 - 3 week intervals. Fall plantings start in mid summer to late summer and succession planted until a month before the first frost.
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