Great Lakes Crisphead Lettuce - Heirloom Vegetable Garden Seeds
Great Lakes 118 Crisphead Lettuce (Lactuca sativa “great lakes 118”), is also known commonly as Great Lakes or head lettuce. A very popular variety of lettuce, perfect for sandwiches. Slow to bolt, and heat resistant, this is an easy type of lettuce to grow, perfect for beginner gardeners.
Great Lakes 118 is grown as in annual in zones 3-9. It is usually planted in the spring. But can be planted in the fall in climates with a mild winter. Great Lakes is very popular and it has been around since the 1950’s. An AAS winner.
With a watery, crunchy texture, Great Lakes Crisphead Lettuce is perfect for salads and sandwiches.
Other Names: Great Lakes, Head Lettuce
Seeds per Oz: Approx 16,000
Days to Maturity: Approx 80-89
Open Pollinated: Yes
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Uses: Garden, cooking, salads, garnish
Temp Preference: Cooler
Light Preference: Full Sun, or Partial Shade
Resistances: Tip Burn
|Seed Planting Depth||Seeds per Ounce||Germination Temperature||Days to Germination||Row Spacing||Plant Spacing||100' Row Yield||Sun|
|¼-½”||Approx 16,000||50 to 75 F||6-14||12”||18”||80 Lbs||Full Sun or Partial Shade|
Sowing: Sow directly into soil, thin once plants are established. Start 3-4 weeks before the last frost. If sowing in the fall, plant 6-8 weeks before the first frost.
Transplanting: Harden seeds before transplanting. Make sure the soil has been well worked and is loose. Plant outside after the last frost, when the soil is warm. Dig a small hole, and make sure the roots are just covered. Keep soil moist.
Soil Preference: A nutrient rich, loose soil.
Other Tips: In warmer areas, crisphead can be planted in the fall. For fall harvest, in the hottest areas, Great Lakes Lettuce should be planted where it can receive afternoon shade.