Lactuca sativa 'Avondefiance'


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Half hardy

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There is a bewildering diversity of lettuce types, with more appearing all the time. Butterheads are soft loose-hearted varieties, crispheads or icebergs are large dense and crunchy, cos types have upright crisp leaves, and loose-leaf do not make hearts but are gathered as dense leafy heads or individual leaves are picked over a long period. 'Avondefiance' is an butterhead variety that has very good resistance to root aphids and mildew. It is a high yielding lettuce with dark green leaves and can withstand drought and high temperatures. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Lactuca

Species: sativa

Cultivar: Avondefiance

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 25cm

Time to plant seeds: March to September

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