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PlantFiles: Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Cracoviensis'

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

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Bronze-Green

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Cracoviensis is beautiful, fast-growing and delicious (when the leaves are young). I purchased my seeds from Fedco Seeds.

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

French heirloom with coloration like no other lettuce. Rather quick to bolt, but the leaves remain tender and non-bitter the whole time. Looseleaf, 65 days.

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

A 47 day multi-colored leaf lettuce.

Regional...

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

Panama City, Florida
Troy, New York



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