Parris Island Romaine Lettuce

Crunchy, sweet leaves, buttery-green heart, and vigorous growth are a few ways to describe Parris Island romaine. Developed by the USDA and Clemson University, this nutritional, 10" - 12" lettuce with upright, dark green leaves will soon be a favorite in your garden. Heat tolerant and mosaic virus tolerant.

When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and successive sowings thereafter every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost. USDA zone 8 or warmer: also sow in fall for winter harvest.

When to start inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm outside to germinate lettuce seed.

Harvesting: Individual leaves can be harvested anytime as desired. The whole plant can be sheared to 2" above ground level when plant is up to 8" tall; more leaves will be produced.

Artist: Toni Bond