Lettuce Crisphead Great Lakes 118 HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Crisphead Great Lakes 118 HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa var. capitata

Item #0024

70-90 days. No other lettuce type provides the incredible, cool, crunch of crisphead (also called iceberg). 'Great Lakes 118' is an improvement over the original 'Great Lakes'; heat tolerant, and bolt resistant. Toss it in with your salad mixes or top your sandwiches to liven them up.

This packet sows up to 148 ft.

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Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing:
10"

Thinning:
When 1/2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before the average first fall frost. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.

Special germination instructions: Light aids germination, sow shallowly.

Harvesting: 'Great Lakes 118' can be harvested when 4" wide, and should be harvested no later than 2 weeks after they reach full size (6"). Lettuce should be harvested in the early morning. Harvest mature plants 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 time, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.

Artist: Donna Clement



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