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PlantFiles: Lettuce, Crisphead Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Balfour'

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

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 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:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

"Widely adapted crisphead lettuce, cabbage-like in shape and pale green to white in color. Balfour is a Salinas-type with a semi-upright base, nice rib and a strong frame. Though widely regarded as the nutritional poor-boy of the lettuce classes, nothing but an iceberg offers such a refreshingly watery crunch. And icebergs stay fresher, and keep longer, than most other lettuce varieties. Good bolt tolerance, resistance to downy mildew and to lettuce leaf aphids." High Mowing Seed



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