Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
Days to Maturity: 21–57 days
Native: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 6″–8″ wide, 4″ tall
Variety Information: Compact, short heads have glossy, burgundy, lobed leaves with a soft texture. Eazyleaf™ lettuces were developed to have a narrow leaf attachment, making them “one-cut ready” types, meaning with one cut at the base, the leaves are the perfect size to use for salads. Good bolt resistance and disease resistant to downy mildew, lettuce leaf aphid, and Fusarium wilt.
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: 1/8″–1/4″
Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 8″
Row Spacing: 10″
Thinning: Not required
Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2″. For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.