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PlantFiles: 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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Seed Type:
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Other details:
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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


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive grovespirit 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.

Neutral Weedwhacker 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)


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

Seaside, California
Wahiawa, Hawaii
Georgetown, Texas

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