Lettuce, Crisphead Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Iceberg'

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

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

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:

Augusta, Georgia

Monroe, Utah

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 10, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This one surprised me. Pick up a nine pack from Bonnie on a whim. They did remarkably well. Heads are small but crisp. Most important they headed by early April.

Neutral

On Jan 13, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Crisphead variety. Climate dictates success with this group of lettuces, a long mild growing season is required for perfect head formation. 70 days from seed.