from the deserts of Israel with large, dense, green heads 12-14" tall.
Golden Rule Garden coordinator Ellen Bartholomew says, "It will not bolt unless you beg it to. I love it, and it gave crispness to summer salads."
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames extend season. Fertile, composted soil that is loose, not too acid,well-drained , and in good tilth with adequate nitrogen and moisture promotes fast growth for best flavor. In hot climates site plants where they will get morning sun only, like the east side of a house or to the north of taller crops. Or use shade cloth mid day to keep plants cool. Pick outer leaves every 1- days or so, leaving a central rosette of 6-8 leaves. Or cut entire heads and plan on sowing every two weeks.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W, H/Matures 6-13/Harvest 1-3/Yield 135-540/Spacing 10-12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates hot weather