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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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Miami, Florida

Troy, New York

Brazoria, Texas

American Fork, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

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