Jericho Lettuce

Lactuca sativa

$4.45

300 seeds
Certified Organic
60 days. Jericho is a full size, bolt-resistant green romaine that stays sweet even in the heat of summer. We first grew this lettuce in 2003 and it’s always been a favorite … but when we included it in our 2016 hot weather summer lettuce trial, it rated #1 in flavor! Bred in Israel for the heat, large sized heads are juicy, crunchy, and delicious. Can also be harvested as baby lettuce and will grow back after multiple cuttings. A good choice for market growers. Did you know that you can cook lettuce? Sounds weird but we fell in love with it – sprinkled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt … then grilled or browned in the broiler. Top it off with dried cherries and chèvre cheese – it’s delightful! NN

In general, lettuce prefers cool weather and will bolt (flower) earlier in hot weather – this lettuce is more heat tolerant. For early head lettuce, start seeds indoors 3/1 at 68° (cover flat with a dome and expose seeds to light). Sow lettuce seeds outside anytime between 3/27 – 6/30. You can try to sow lettuce seeds 7/1-8/1 but lettuce seeds will not germinate when the soil temperature is over 80° - try covering seeds with row cover fabric to keep them cool and moist. Lettuce seeds need light to germinate - plant seeds on the surface of the soil and pat gently with a hand. Keep seeds constantly moist until germination. Days to germination: 2-14 days. Space head lettuce 12” apart.