Lettuce, Butterhead Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Mirlo'

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

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

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:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 10, 2013, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

" Bountifully large, pale green butterhead with excellent disease resistance. In our 2012 spring butterhead trials of 13 varieties, Mirlo, more than any other variety, screamed “Eat me!” Tender leaves have a luxurious buttery appearance and large, flat heads an especially soft and cloud-kissed look. Well-filled, dense heart. For its size, Mirlo is relatively early. Widely adapted but best performance in spring and summer. Very strong on internal tipburn." High Mowing Seeds