Lettuce Romaine Parris Island Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Romaine Parris Island Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa

Item #3026

68 days. Crunchy, sweet leaves, buttery-green heart, and vigorous growth are a few ways to describe Parris Island romaine. Developed by the USDA and Clemson University, this nutritional, 10"-12" upright lettuce will soon be a favorite in your garden and your kitchen. Full grown or picked when 3" tall as a baby green. Ideal for lettuce wraps. Plants resist tipburn and are mosaic virus tolerant.

This packet sows eleven 10-foot rows.

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Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing:

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 temperatures are 60°-70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost.

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. In summer's heat, plant in the afternoon shade of other crops.

Harvesting: Individual leaves can be harvested any time as desired. The whole plant can be sheared to 2" above ground level when plant is up to 8" in diameter; more leaves will be produced.

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