Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Trigger'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Panama City, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 5, 2013, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Trigger is a delicious, sweet (non-bitter) lettuce. It has some heat tolerance. I purchased my seeds from Fedco Seeds.