LETTUCE Parris Island (Romaine)
This popular Romaine has upright growth to 10 inches with large thick medium green slightly rumpled leaves with creamy white centers. Tender, crisp and sweet flavored. It is tolerant to many lettuce diseases and is slow bolting. Approximately 65 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Start early indoors or seed directly outdoors from early to mid spring. Sow again in late summer for fall crop. Barely cover seed with 1/8 inch fine soil.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Once plants are established thin or transplant to 10 to 12 inches apart. Transplant outdoors after danger of severe frost has passed.
SPACING: Leave 18 inches between rows. For bedding in small areas space 10 to 12 inches apart in all directions.
GERMINATION: Approximately one week to ten days. Start seed in cool 55 to 60 degree F temperatures. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Keep soil moderately moist Well fertilized soil produces quickly grown, sweet, crisp Romaine lettuce. Sow seeds every two weeks March to August for continued harvesting. Grows best during the cooler part of the growing season.