What are the pros? Cold Tolerance, Germination
What are the cons? Quick to Bolt
Toronto experienced a longer cold season then usual this year. Temperatures still fluctuated at around 10?C (50?F) in May, rising to about 15?C (59?F) in June. It was not until July when full summertime temperatures stabilized (Around 25-30?C, 77-86?F). We planted this Celtuce variety under a cold frame outside in late April, and after around 10 days, tiny sprouts appeared. They were moved out of the frame at around 20 days and survived in the cold, windy weather long before we planted our cucumbers and beans. These plants thrived without too much care, except for regular watering during dry weather, and some fertilization. This variety was quick to bolt, starting to send up flowers in early July. Tiny yellow flowers blossomed, and by the end of July, most plants had started to seed. Nontheless, this variety was quite tasty. It was viable to eat it raw from the garden (after some peeling) or as a stir fry. Overall, this variety is quite prolific, and easy to grow. Would grow again.
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