Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce 'Salad Bowl'

Lactuca sativa

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Salad Bowl
Additional cultivar information:(aka Dallas)
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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:

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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:

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Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

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

Los Angeles, California

Dalton, Georgia

Anderson, Indiana

Laurel, Mississippi

Long Beach, Mississippi

Billings, Montana

Troy, New York

Clarksville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 22, 2012, tomatolarry from Dalton, GA wrote:

I planted two 8 ft. rows in late Feb. and in a few short weeks it looked like a national forest in my raised bed. We found this lettuce to be very tender and tasty as well as highly productive. We will absolutely plant again.


On May 15, 2012, duginmt from Billings, MT wrote:

Grew one 10' row of the Green Salad Bowl last year beside a row of Grand Rapids Leaf. Both rows grew great and we were giving lettuce away after six weeks. I would say here in Billings, MT you could expect your first harvest in five weeks after planting from seed. We got 4 or five cuttings from it until it started turning bitter in August. That would have been a good time to plant another row but we didn't. The first four cuttings were delicious and we did not have to buy lettuce last summer. I just cut it with a scissors, about 1" off the ground. My neighbor just asked us what kind of lettuce we grew last year as she wants to plant some after getting to eat a lot of it. Other than the look of the leaf, I could not taste a difference between the Green Salad Bowl and the Grand Rapid... read more