Salvius M.I. (Lettuce/pelleted)
Latin Name: Lactuca sativa
Item #: P173L
New This Year
73 days. Very dark green medium savoyed leaves mature fast on upright tall large plants. Excellent tolerance to DM strains 16 through 26 and 28 and 32 plus leaf aphids with some tolerance to corky root rot. For fresh market or hearts. Pellets only.
COS LETTUCE for fresh market and home garden
oz./28 g contains about 20,000 seeds
CULTURE: Cos lettuce is not usually started early in the greenhouse, most growers prefer several outdoor seedings from late Apr. to early July - for a continuous supply throughout the season. Sow seed 1/4 in./6 mm deep @ 2 per in./25 mm; cover with fine soil and firm. Space rows 16 - 18 in./41 - 46 cm apart. Thin seedlings to 8 in./20 cm apart.
BLANCHING: Upright heads can be blanched by tying outer loose leaves 5 in./13 cm from the ground when plants are 6 or 7 in./15 or 18 cm tall. This blanches tender hearts white.
HARVEST heads at ground level, when the heads feel firm.