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Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Matina Sweet'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Matina Sweet
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under 6 in. (15 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)


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Soil pH requirements:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


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

Seaside, California

Wahiawa, Hawaii

Georgetown, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 5, 2011, grovespirit from Sunset Valley, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

American variant of an Italian bolt resistant family heirloom lettuce, called Martina. Full name of the Italian heirloom name is "Lattuga a Cappucio -Martina."

54-66 days. Very heat tolerant, with a delicious sweet butterhead flavor. Excellent for summer crop in the N USA. Can be grown year round in warm places like Italy, Puerto Rico, or the Deep South.
Does well as a Fall crop in Australia. Pale bluish-green, compact heads with creamy white centres.


On Feb 13, 2010, Weedwhacker from Bark River (UP), MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

A glossy green baby butterhed with a nice sweet flavor that is very early to mature and produces dense little 4-inch heads, perfect for an individual serving. Has the ability to withstand some heat and slow to bolt. (info from Pinetree Seeds)