Salad Bowl Green Lettuce is an open-pollinated lettuce variety that can be used for single-cut heads or leaf-lettuce production. This variety is an AAS winner for performance and flavor. It is a spring-crisp lettuce type with the classic green oak leaf shape. Leaves are a lime-green color and deeply lobed. Salad Bowl Green 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 maximal flavor.
Salad Bowl Green 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. Salad Bowl Green 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 20-20-2o 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.
Salad Bowl Green 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 Tolerance: Tipburn