This emerald green lettuce will be a gem in your garden. 'Vivian' has crisp leaves wrapped in tight heads that reach a whopping 12″—16'' tall and 4″—6'' across, making its large leaves the perfect choice for impressive salads or tender lettuce wraps. Bolt resistance and vigorous growth make it a dependable performer that produces tender baby greens in just a few weeks.
Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
Days to Maturity: 28–50 days
Native: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 4″–6″ wide, 12″–16″ tall
Variety Information: Tightly formed, crisp, romaine-type lettuce.
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 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: 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: Surface to 1/8″
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6″–8″
Row Spacing: 8″
Thinning: When 1/2″ tall, thin to 1 every 6″–8″
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 152 feet. 857 seeds.