2013 Summer Lettuce Showdown

bluehrsJuly 29, 2013

In my search to up the number of lettuce varieties I can grow in the heat of summer, I trialed 8 this year.

Bibb
Black Seeded Simpson
Green Star
Kagraner Sommer
Nevada Lettuce
Red Sails
Slobolt
Super Jericho Romaine

Only my standard bibb bolted - the rest were chosen based on their heat tolerance. The standouts for me were Green Star, Nevada and Kagraner Sommer, but I was impressed by the rest.

Anyone have a suggestion for next summers bolt resistant trials? I'm in Santa Barbara, CA so its a little easier for me than some.

2013 Summer Lettuce Showdown - The Square Foot Gardener Blog

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LKZZ(7b)

Wow! So beautiful...great job blue.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2013 at 1:06PM
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nineallday00

Try out simpson elite (improved version of black seeded simpson), adriana for a green boston, and my favorite variety of lettuce, panisse, which is a wonderful oak leaf variety. All did great in the hottest parts of the summer, adriana will bolt a bit before some of the other varieties but still holds pretty well even in my climate which is much worse than yours for lettuce in july.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 9:18PM
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