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Parris Island Cos Romaine Lettuce Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

Crunchy, sweet leaves, buttery-green heart, and vigorous growth are a few ways to describe 'Parris Island Cos' romaine. Developed by the USDA and Clemson University around 1950, this nutritional, 10"-12", upright lettuce will soon be a favorite in your garden and your kitchen, full grown or as a baby green. Ideal for lettuce wraps. Plants resist tipburn and are mosaic virus tolerant.

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

Days to Maturity: 68 days

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 10"–12" tall, 8"–10" wide

Variety Information: Upright growth with medium green, slightly savoyed (crinkled) leaves, crisp ribs, and buttery-green heart. 'Parris Island Cos' is a romaine-type lettuce developed around 1950 by Clemson University, and named after Parris Island in South Carolina.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 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: 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: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10"

Row Spacing: 10"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 10"

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.

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Parris Island Cos Romaine Lettuce Seeds Reviews

3 reviews
excellent starter
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I planted these for the first time, many of them popped up and were very beautiful. We had very hot weather early in the season and so far no bolting.
pairlee from IL

Finally an enjoyable lettuce
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Excellent lettuce with a great flavor - not bitter. Had a hot summer and they didn't bolt until about 100 days (I continuously picked leaves). Was able to densely seed and grow successfully. Once plants get about 4 inches, start thinning by pulling them out entirely where necessary. Either leave the others to grow large, or pick leaves continuously. Leaves do eventually turn bitter when bolting starts, but they turn a darker blue-green so it's easy to spot.
John from IL

Great starters lettuce
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 27, 2021
The time I sowed some seeds, it was the first time I planted lettuce. A bit slow to germinate, but that is probably my fault because I live in the south. Once they sprouted, they grew very quickly even though my soil quality wasn't that good at the time. I made sure to grow them in shady areas, and the lettuce was very large and delicious. Definitely recommend this variety for a first time gardener. Make sure to grow it in part shade for best results
anonymous from AL

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