"Querido" lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. foliosa) is a variety producing flat leaf rosettes that consist of crunchy, delicious green leaves. Foliage of this lettuce cultivar takes on a characteristic shape that resembles oak leaves. These lettuces are intended for direct consumption in salads and sandwiches. Resistance to producing flowering branches belongs to the main advantages of this variety. Lettuce is a low-calorie vegetable that is at the same time rich in nutrients. It contains large amounts of calcium, magnesium, iron, as well as carotene, B vitamins and vitamin C. Consumption of lettuce gives a feeling of satiety and supports digestion of foods, what makes it an indispensable part of diets of every kind.
Seeds of the "Querido" lettuce are sown directly to the field from March to April in 30 x 25 cm spacings. After the emergence you should thin the too densely growing seedlings. You may harvest the leaves gradually from June to October. We advise to cut them off with a knife right over the ground, so they could grow back and make repeated harvest possible. Lettuce should be grown in sandy-clay, fertile, permeable, well-cultivated and sufficiently moist soils. It yields rich crops both on sunny and partially shady sites.
One package contains 0.5 g of the "Querido" lettuce seeds, as well as the sow-by date and growing instructions.
- Weight: 0.5 g
- Use: direct, raw consumption
- Harvest time: June - October
- Growth form: flat leaf rosettes
- Foliage: Oak-shaped leaves
- Site: sunny or partially shady; sandy-clay, fertile, permeable, well-cultivated, sufficiently moist soil