The beauty of 'Ezrilla' is that the leaves grow particularly uniform in short heads with little core. With one cut above the base, same-sized greens fall away for easy salad prep. It is slow to bolt meaning a long harvest, with disease resistance to downy mildew, lettuce leaf aphid, lettuce die-back, and lettuce mosaic virus. Seeds are pelletized with an organic coating for easy handling.
Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
Days to Maturity: 21–50 days
Native: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 7″–10″ wide, 5″ tall
Variety Information: 'Ezrilla' is a slow-to-bolt, green, compact, leaf lettuce that is disease resistant to downy mildew, lettuce leaf aphid, lettuce die-back, and lettuce mosaic virus. Eazyleaf™ series lettuces are bred for qualities of uniform leaf growth; high leaf count in a short, compact head; and a short core for one-cut salad prep.
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: 1/8″–1/4″
Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 8″
Row Spacing: 10″
Thinning: Not required
Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2″. For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.
This packet sows up to 16 feet. 30 seeds.