Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Bronze Arrow'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bronze Arrow
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bronze Arrowhead, Bronze Beauty)
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bayville, New Jersey

Aston, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 14, 2011, Pitcom from Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

All i can say about this lettuce is that it was simply delicious. I am very surprised there are not a a whole lot of positive reviews here about this variety. It is very crisp and has a wonderful texture. I cannot wait to sow more for a fall crop.

Neutral

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

Also sold as 'Bronze Arrowhead'.Awarded the bronze medal at the 1947 All America Selections. Introduced as 'Bronze Beauty' by Germania Seed & Plant Co. Hailed as "the finest, most colorful and most delicious leaf lettuce for the home garden." Slow to bolt. Looseleaf, 40-45 days.