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PlantFiles: Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Prize Head'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Prize Head
Additional cultivar information: (aka Prizehead, Tomhannock)

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

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Seed Type:
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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

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive nwestwood On May 19, 2009, nwestwood from American Fork, UT wrote:

I grow this variety in a greenhouse aquaponic system, in a floating raft at 70 degree water temps and 7.0 ph. It germinates easily and is mature 6-8 weeks from germination.

Positive chicochi3 On Apr 27, 2007, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a very early season lettuce with excellent flavor. I have been harvesting lettuce from this since mid-March. I highly recommend this variety of lettuce.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 10, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 48 day red tinged cultivar that dates to the 19th century.


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Miami, Florida
Troy, New York
Brazoria, Texas
American Fork, Utah

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