Iceberg - Lettuce

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Iceberg lettuce is one of the most popular types of lettuce, and for good reason! Its compact med-large heads are crisp and light, with a refreshing taste that's perfect for summer. Iceberg also does well in the East and in mountain areas, making it a great choice for gardeners everywhere. Iceberg lettuce is a variety of crisphead lettuce that was developed in 1894 by the Burpee Seed Co. Its name comes from the way it was originally packed and transported -- on crushed ice. 300mg ~ 300 seeds

Plant seeds directly into the garden starting 4 weeks before average last frost date or as soon as the soil can be worked. You can also start seeds indoors 2-4 weeks before transplanting. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 50-70 degrees. Lettuce seed does not germinate well if soil temperature is above 80 degrees. Resume planting in late summer for a fall harvest. Lettuce is cold tolerant and will tolerate light to moderate frosts. Succession plantings every at 2 weeks intervals will provide a steady supply.

Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa
Days to Maturity: 50-85
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Days to Sprout: 6-10
Plant Spacing: 6-12"(head) 6-8"(leaf)
Row Spacing: 12-24"
Light Requirements: Sunny / Partial shade
Plant Height: 4-10"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: Yes

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