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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden
  • Lower Garden
  • Pioneer Farm

  • Hardiness Zones


    Lettuce is a cool season leafy vegetable that is most frequently used in salads. Its leaves come in a variety of colors, from green to red to splotchy.

    Latin Name

    Lactuca sativa


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Spring
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mediterranean to Siberia


    History

    Peter Crouwells and Co. of Philadelphia advertised in the Virginia Journal several different varieties of lettuce seed for sale in April of 1786.


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