Lettuce, Crisphead Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Balfour'

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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