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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1890

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)


Seed Type:

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

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

An iceberg type.


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

Panama City, Florida

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