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Lettuce: Lactuca sativa 'Blush Batavian'

Botanical name: Lactuca sativa 'Blush Batavian'

Common name: lettuce

also known as (garden lettuce, common lettuce, celtuce)

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Lettuce: Lactuca sativa 'Blush Batavian'
Lettuce: Lactuca sativa 'Blush Batavian'
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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 6a thru 11a


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This special mix of three premium French batavian lettuces from Renee's Garden combines sweet taste with tender but crispy texture and great garden performance in both heat and cold weather. 'Blush Batavian' - a colorful trio - contains intensely red 'Carioca,' bright green, wavy-leaved 'Soprane' and softly red-tinged 'Rossia.' Bred especially for the fresh market, these heavy, beautiful rosettes of delicious leaves are perfect for luscious, satisfying salads, in sandwiches or wherever you want big crunchy leaves full of flavor. Savor young thinnings in your first spring salads. Then harvest plants by cutting entire mature heads or picking outside leaves after plants are well established. To extend planting into hotter weather, sow new seeds in containers in light shade. Transplant seedlings into the garden, shading for a few days and harvest heads while still young. Tasty French batavian lettuces form heavy rosettes of big crunchy leaves that tolerate both hot and cold weather well. Enjoy them with any kind of dressing from a simple vinaigrette to a rich, creamy gorgonzola. Their crispy texture is also perfect in sandwiches or tacos. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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