Green Tiger Lettuce is an oak leaf lettuce that is an open-pollinated lettuce variety that is a spring-crisp lettuce type with the classic green oak leaf shape. Leaves are a medium green color and deeply lobed. Baby leaves are uniformly bright green on front and back, have a narrow stem and smooth undulating lobes with a wide, rounded top. Green Tiger Lettuce is heat-tolerant and slow to bolt as temperatures warm in the spring/early summer. It also has been known to maintain sweetness as temperatures warm and doesn’t get bitter in the heat as some varieties do. This is a great variety for salads, sandwiches, wraps and more. The deeply-lobed leaves have a large surface area that will absorb sauces and dressings to give your dish maximum flavor.
Green Tiger Lettuce performs best when transplanted. Transplanting allows for more consistent plant spacing and prevents seedlings from competing with weeds in the early stages of the plant. We recommend starting transplants 3-4 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date. Thin plants to one seed per cell to ensure adequate growing space. Green Tiger Lettuce transplants grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, where they develop a solid root ball with roots that are trained to grow downward.
Lettuce transplants will need adequate fertilization once seedlings form the first set of true leaves. We recommend injecting 20-20-20 through the seedling watering system at least once a week to ensure plants are sufficiently fed. This can be done easily with our Brass Siphon Mixer and a five-gallon bucket. Plants are ready to go in the ground when they can be easily pulled from the cells in the seed starting tray.
Green Tiger Lettuce Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: early spring and fall
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 8-12″
Row Spacing: 18-24″
Days to Maturity: 50
Disease Resistance: None