ID

426-408 (SPES-253P)

Authors as Published

Diane Relf, Extension Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech, Alan McDaniel, Extension Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech, Reviewed by John Freeborn, Assistant Master Gardener Coordinator, Horticulture, Virginia Tech


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Lettuce, a cool-season vegetable crop, is one of the easiest to grow. Lettuce withstands light frost; however, sunlight and high summer temperatures usually cause seedstalk formation (bolting) and bitter flavor. Slow-bolting or heat-resistant varieties are available and are recommended for extending the lettuce-growing season.


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Publication Date

March 16, 2015