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PlantFiles: Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Annapolis'

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

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6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)
Mid (69-80 days)

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Seed Type:

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

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; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Krtka On May 23, 2013, Krtka from Lynchburg, VA wrote:

Very dark red romaine, almost black, reportedly grown for baby leaf lettuce, but we have allowed it to mature with beautiful and tasty results. Not bitter. Give it good soil and modest water and you'll have success. Worth growing for it's appearance alone. That it's edible is a bonus.

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 5, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Specially bred for baby leaf production, Annapolis' leaves are a very dark, nearly black, red and are significantly darker red than Red Triangle or Outredgeous. Scalloped leaf margins add body to salad mixes. Resistance to DM races 1-16, 19, 21 and 23.


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

Lynchburg, Virginia

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