Vegetable Description: Esmerelda matures 10 days earlier than other popular varieties! This variety forms a well-bunched, firm head of wavy, frilled, light-green leaves. Good uniformity. Resistant to heat and Tipburn, and very slow to bolt! Also resistant to four types of Downy Mildew and Mosaic Virus. Approximately 50 days to maturity.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
Other Common Names: Esmeralda
Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 48
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 20000
Vegetable Height: 6” to 18”
Vegetable Spacing: 1” to 2”
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 1/2” to 1” apart and 1/8“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 12”-18” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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