Lettuce Parris Island Cos Romaine

Lettuce Parris Island Cos Romaine

  • Features: In 1951, Clemson University developed an experiment for this variety of lettuce that gardeners refer to as a classic romaine. These compact, dark green petals grow tall and straight with a slight curve. They have a crisp refreshing, sweet flavour.
  • Maturity: 70 to 80 days / lettuce size is 20cm (8").
  • Light: Plant in full sun.
  • Soil and water: Well drained, nutrient rich, irrigated, well watered soil with lots of organic matter and a pH of 6.0 to 7.0.
  • Spacing: Space 20-30cm (8-12") apart, in rows 46 to 61cm (18"-24") apart.
  • Height: Plants are up to 25cm (10") in height.
  • Garden use: In vegetable garden or raised beds.
  • Growing tips: Harvest as needed. For optimal results, work in plenty of rotted manure or compost into the ground before planting your lettuce in your garden.
  • Culinary use: Garnish, salads, especially for Caesar salads. Great for sandwiches.
For great tasting, crispy lettuce leaves – harvest in the morning as soon as the dew has evaporated. Feeding your lettuce with a rich nitrogen fertilizer will help your lettuce reach its full potential. The key to lettuce production is supplying moderate but almost constant water, especially during hot weather. Unless there is regular rainfall, lettuce must be watered deeply at least once a week—more frequently during periods of drought. Use a thin layer of mulch to help the soil retain moisture.

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