Lactuca sativa 'Lakeland'


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Plant type



Half hardy

Skill level


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Plant details

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. 'Lakeland' is a well-tried large crisp variety, with dark green outer leaves, wavy-edged and enclosing solid crisp hearts. This is a maincrop variety which grows best in warm sunny positions at full spacing. The Royal Horticultural Society has given 'Lakeland' its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Lactuca

Species: sativa

Cultivar: Lakeland

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Light green

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to November

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