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LACTUCA sativa 'Rhapsody'
Butterhead Lettuce, Rhapsody Butterhead Lettuce
Developed primarily for commercial growers, this butterhead lettuce has slightly puckered, rich-green leaves. It is resistant to tipburn, downy mildew, and lettuce mosaic virus. Plants grow from seed to harvest in about 60 days. Successive plantings every two weeks will yield a continual harvest as long as temperatures remain moderate.
Butterhead lettuce is a cold-hardy annual garden vegetable grown for its crisp, tasty, buttery-textured foliage. Plants have a collar of large, spreading leaves surrounding a relatively dense central head of smaller, cupped leaves. In hot weather, the whole leafy clump elongates and becomes bitter-flavored. When fully elongated it "bolts," producing tall branched stems covered with pale yellow flowers followed by fluffy white seedheads. Once plants begin to bolt, pull them or allow them to set seed for collection.
In temperate zones lettuce is favored as a spring and fall crop; in frost-free winter zones it is grown in winter. Full sun, rich well-drained soil, and regular water are needed for good production and performance.
12 - 1
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
5"-8" / 12.7cm - 20.3cm
5"-10" / 12.7cm - 25.4cm
Northern Europe, Asia
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable
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