Light green leaves with bronze fringe, medium sized heads, crisp hearts, some heat and disease resistance. Introduced 1894, ideal summer home variety. 50-85 days.
One of oldest, most popular salad vegetables, spread from India in ancient times and enjoying a resurgence. Varieties available for all seasons. Mostly dislikes very hot conditions and will tolerate some shade. Rich well drained soil. Best on near neutral soils.