Great Lakes

Great Lakes

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A popular iceberg lettuce that’s been a family and restaurant favourite for decades. Known for its extra crisp heads that pack the perfect crunch. Great for salads and sandwiches.

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Great Lakes Lettuce Seeds

[70-80 days spring/summer; 90-100 days fall] An All-America Selections winner in 1944, this first true iceberg lettuce remains a favourite for both home gardens and restaurants alike. They are both low maintenance and easy to grow, and their large, crisp heads pack the perfect. Crunch. It can be grown almost anywhere and does well in containers or small gardens. It also tolerates light frost, is heat and cold tolerant and has a strong resistance to bolting and tip burn. The heads are large, glistening and well-folded and the fine-flavoured leaves offer a crisp texture. If you’re fond of iceberg lettuce, then Great Lakes is the variety for you!

Common Questions

How do you grow Great Lakes lettuce from seed? When growing Great Lakes lettuce you should plant about 10 seeds per square foot, spacing your rows 12 to 18 inches apart. You can also sow and plant your lettuce seeds into small spaces and containers when required.

Do Great Lakes lettuce seeds need full sun to grow properly? It is true that Great Lakes lettuce will grow the fastest in full sun, however it is one of the few vegetables that can tolerate some shade without affecting growth. You will find that spring lettuce crops last longer when protected with shade from the warmer afternoons. Shading is also believed to give enough temperature drops to reduce bolting in spring time.

Does soaking Great Lakes lettuce seeds help germination? Many gardeners believe that soaking any seeds before planting can increase germination rates. You can pick and choose whether you want to experiment by soaking your lettuce seeds in water for at least 16 hours before sowing Great Lakes. Making sure that the seeds are placed in a well-lit area.

Great Lakes Details

Sun
Full
Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Start in Pots / Trays
Days to Maturity
100 Days
Grow in Greenhouse
Optional for Early Crop
Packet Seed Count
500
Recommended Soil pH
6.0-6.5

Sow and Harvest Times

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