Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Australian Yellow'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Australian Yellow
Additional cultivar information:(aka Australische Gele)
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Little Rock, Arkansas

Troy, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Southern Exposure, offers this description: "54 days. Beautiful, light yellow-green leaves grow rapidly to form large crinkled leaves on plants, 12 to 16" in diameter. 'Australian Yellow' produces large yields in a short time. Bolt resistance is moderate. Tender texture with slightly sweet, good flavor. Highly recommended spring lettuce."