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Harvesting - Lettuce





Fast Facts




Planting to Harvest 40 to 72 days
Average Yield
Recommended planting for a family of five 50' of row
Recommended Uses Raw, stir-fry/saute, steam, braise/stew, boil


Additional Information



Harvest Recommendations

Harvest leaf lettuce when the leaves are small and tender. The plant will continue to produce tender leaves even after the first harvest. Harvest butterhead lettuce when the heads are full, but still young and tender.

Heading lettuce should be picked when the heads are firm and the size reaches 6" to 8" in diameter.

Storage and Preservation Methods

Use fresh. Can be stored for a few days in the refrigerator, but should not be allowed to dehydrate.

Make a fresh cut at the bottom of head lettuce and place in a small bowl half filled with water so that the core maintains contact with water. Leaf vegetables are best when served the same day as harvested.

 





Lettuce

Tips

Lettuce, particularly leaf lettuce, makes an attractive, edible border for flower beds and other decorative gardens.

 

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