Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Mascara'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mascara
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Commercial heirloom

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Richmond, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 28, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Curly, frilled, oakleaf-shaped leaves retain dark red color in hot weather. Nice mild flavor. Bolt resistance. Looseleaf, 65 days.

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On Jun 10, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A dark red, Dutch oak leaf cultivar.