Lettuce, Parris Island Cos (Lactuca sativa) - 500 Seeds
•American grown seeds
Parris Island Cos is crisp, flavorful, and has the highest nutritional value of our lettuce varieties! Upright plants form 10" neatly folded heads of lettuce with dark green leaves and a creamy white heart. It has good uniformity with good resistance to tip burn, mosaic virus, and bolting. It is named after Parris Island in South Carolina and developed by the USDA and Clemson University around 1950. This nutritional, 10"-12", upright lettuce will soon be a favorite in your garden and your kitchen, full grown or as a baby green.
Parris Island Cos Romaine Lettuce grows well in cool weather, so the first crop can be direct sown when the soil temperature reaches at least 35 degrees F, or as soon as the soil can be worked. If the soil temperature rises above 75 degrees F, heirloom Parris Island Cos romaine lettuce seeds become dormant. Direct sow the seed in rich soil and full sun, spreading them as thinly as possible in rows 1-2' apart; when the seedlings begin to grow, thin them to a distance of 10-12". Succession crops can be grown for fresh lettuce all season in areas with cool summers or warm winters; this is accomplished by planting a new crop every 2 weeks. Since lettuce has very shallow roots, it needs adequate moisture in order to stay tender and sweet; keep the soil evenly moist. Applying mulch helps conserve moisture and control weeds.
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