Lettuce, Butterhead Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Green Mignonette'

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

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Commercial heirloom

Created heirlooms

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

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

Regional

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

Wahiawa, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 4, 2011, grovespirit from Sunset Valley, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Slow bolting and heat tolerant. Great for hydroponic culture.

A delicious butterhead type lettuce, with a mild flavor similar to Bibb. As with most butterheads this is a small lettuce best harvested when under 1 lb. in weight.
When hydroponically grown this has light green leaves, but I imagine they can become dark green if grown in soil.

As with most butterhead lettuces it has fragile, highly edible leaves that bruise easily from harsh weather and that tempt many pests such as bugs, snails and wildlife to eat them, which is why I usually grow it indoors.
Also, it's susceptible to tip burn during hot or dry periods, another reason to grow it indoors, or in partial shade in Summertime.

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Neutral

On Oct 27, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 50 day medium green butterhead.