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

Regional

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

Panama City, Florida

Troy, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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

A 47 day multi-colored leaf lettuce.