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LETTUCE Marvel of Four Season

Lactuca sativa

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$3.50

Family: Asteraceae

Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable

Seed per packet: 70

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Also known as Merveille des Quatre Saisons this 19th century French heirloom has a bibb-type rosette with s range of colours of bronze, red and green with ruby coloured toned loose leaves around tightly folded green hearts.

Four seasons as the name suggest can be grown almost all year around, the darker colours occur in the cooler spring or autumn weather, but its texture always remains crisp and its taste unforgettable.

Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position with adequate water. Grow fast with plenty of water and regular feeds of liquid manure to avoid bitterness.

Tropical: All Year
Temperate: All Year
Cold: Spring-Summer

Sow: 3mm deep.
Sow direct or grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when learge enough to handle.
Germination: 6-10 days.
Plant space: 20cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 7-8 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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