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Salad Bowl, Green - Leaf Lettuce

Salad Bowl, Green - Leaf Lettuce

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Green Salad Bowl
(Leaf-type)

50 days — Originally introduced as 'Salad Bowl', it is now commonly marketed as 'Green Salad Bowl' lettuce to differentiate it from 'Red Salad Bowl'. Reportedly high in vitamins A and C, it has light green, long wavy, tender, oak leaf shaped leaves that are slow to bolt, tolerant of heat, and resistant to tipburn.[1] It doesn't get bitter in the hot weather.

Stabilized from a complex cross performed at the Plant Industry Station of the USDA at Beltsville, Maryland and introduced in 1952.[1] 'Salad Bowl' was an "All-America Selection®" winner in the same year. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 500 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Lettuce and other greens thrive in cool spring and fall weather (50° F to 60° F). A few greens can handle summer heat, but most of them prefer the cooler temperatures of spring and fall. Most lettuce and greens can withstand occasional exposure to light frost but if very cold weather is coming, protect your plants with a frost cover.

Sowing: Prepare the seedbed outdoors using a hard tined rake, smoothening out the soil. Lightly sow and just barely cover the seeds with soil. Keep soil moist until germination is achieved. You can also start seeds indoors by sowing into seed starting trays using fresh new seed starting potting mix into clean seed starting trays. Just barely cover the seeds and keep well watered until they sprout. Harden off and transplant into the garden after about 3 weeks. Informational References:
  1. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America," Lettuce (M-Z), Lists 1-27 Combined, Edited by Edward J. Ryder, James D. McCreight and Beiquan Mou, U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, California.

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