Aimers Organic Lettuce Paris Island Cos Seed Packet
Paris Island Organic Lettuce. Heirloom vegetable. Graduating first in a class of its own with crisp leaves and a fine, sweet flavour that is second to none! Attractive, uniformly shaped heads with emerald green outer leaves sheltering an inviting, creamy white heart. Good resistance to bolting and tolerance to tip burn. Our choice for top performing home garden cos variety. This variety has been cultivated since at least the year 1800. Approx. 1000 seeds per pack.
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Head Forming
Days to Emergence: 7 - 10
Days to Harvest 72
Height: 7.5 - 30cm (3 - 12in)
Lettuce is a sun-loving cool weather crop that grows best in organic, well drained soil. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow about 3mm (1/8in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest leaf lettuce by either pulling the entire plant or by cutting leaves from the main stem at least 2.5cm (1in) above the base – this will allow the plant to sprout new leaves. Once lettuce bolts (starts to produce a rapidly growing flower stem) leaves become bitter.