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PlantFiles: Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Bronze Arrow'

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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: 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
Bronze-Green

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Pitcom 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 berrygirl 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.

Regional...

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

Bayville, New Jersey
Aston, Pennsylvania



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