Lettuce, Crisphead Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Webb's Wonderful'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Webb's Wonderful
Additional cultivar information:(aka Webbs Wonderful)
Hybridized by Clarence Webb
Registered or introduced: 1890
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Panama City, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 1, 2013, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Webb's Wonderful is my favorite lettuce, so far. It has a wonderful, delicious, sweet, non-bitter flavor. The texture is nicely firm for "an iceberg-type" lettuce. I purchased my seeds from Fedco Seeds.

Neutral

On Mar 1, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

English crisphead type, stands well in heat. Very large and robust heads with crumpled leaves. Fine distinct flavor. Slow to bolt. 65-70 days.

Neutral

On Apr 26, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An iceberg type.