Green Ice Lettuce Seeds

(P) Pkt of 600 seeds
Item #05158-PK-P1
$3.95
Quantity

Description

Harvest well into summer

Days to Maturity: 45 from direct sow

Green Ice is one of the crispest, most satisfying loose-leaf lettuces you can grow. The leaves are glossy, dark green, and savoyed, giving them extra-crunchy texture in every bite.

Ready in just 45 days, they are among the earliest, yet last well into summer, thanks to superior heat tolerance. This is one loose-leaf that just won't bolt! A distinctly different look and appeal, combining the large, ruffled look of a loose-leaf with the crunchiness of a crisphead. Gardeners have enjoyed its bounty for years.

Lettuce thrives in cold weather and can be sown directly into the garden, starting in early spring. For an even earlier harvest, sow indoors; the seedlings don't mind transplanting. If a fall crop is desired, begin in late summer. Grow in single rows, plants spaced 18 inches apart, or in containers.

Pkt is 32 oz. (approx. 600 seeds); (sowing a 30-foot row)

Details

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Genus Lactuca
Species sativa
Variety Green Ice
Item Form (P) Pkt of 600 seeds
Days To Maturity 45
Fruit Color Green
Seeds Per Pack 600
Additional Characteristics Cool Season, Direct Sow, Edible
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

May 07, 2018

Crisper Looseleaf

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I live in a hot climate which makes leafy greens a complicated affair, so last year I tried my hand at Kratky method, non-circulating hydroponic lettuce. I tried romaine and salad leaf lettuces, and neither of them were particularly amazing but the Kratky method worked great. I wanted a lettuce that was loose leaf so I could cut for regrowth, but I also wanted one that has a decent crispness. I saw that this variety was billed as crisp and it didn't disappoint. It's not as crisp as something like romaine, but it has just the right amount of crispness to make me feel as if I actually ate lettuce and not tissue paper. Plus it's not so crisp that it breaks when you try to fold it around lettuce wrapped meat or fold it around fillings. The seeds had a good germination rate, and as a whole they grew quite well. I kept the plants for about two months in my Kratky setup before one randomly withered away (may have just been weak or trimmed too aggressively) and one attempted to bolt. I consider that a very good run, especially considering how much lettuce I harvested from just six plants over the course of a couple months. The color was also a good deep green, which I love. I don't like a yellow looking salad, it looks unappealing. The initial batch of leaves weren't as frilly as those in the picture, but after the first trimming of the first, smoother outer leaves the regrown leaves were frillier and even crisper than the early leaves which were more tender.

FieHumbug from MS
July 15, 2015

Best leaf lettuce and inexpensive

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have grown Green Ice for years where summer comes on fast - everyone loves this variety because it is not papery like many leaf lettuces. I can go out and pick some crisp leaves as I need them. And because lettuce is a quick crop, I plant them 4 inches apart in every direction (no need for rows) -- I get a boat load of lettuce this way... It is tasty, fast and sweet and has a beautiful color. And people think I grew heads of lettuce.

Blade from TX
December 04, 2012

Crisp and Durative

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Many leaf lettuces are like paper. This one is sweet and has a crispness to it. If picked regularly, it will produce for weeks and then provide seeds that can be planted next year. One plant produces hundreds of seeds.

from TX

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