Lettuce, Bronze Mignonette

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Geography/History:
Introduced in 1898. You know Bronze Mignonette has to be good if its been around for over 100 years.  A heat resistant cultivar that is slow to bolt and produces emerald bronze heads. Produces a head that is about 8″ across with crumply, crisp leaves perfect for salads or sandwiches. Does well in hot climates and is semi drought tolerant.

 

Nutritional Value:
A good source of Dietary Fiber, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Potassium and Manganese.

Sun: Full Sun Spacing: 12-18″

Height: 10″-14″

Optimum Soil ph: 6.2-6.8

Days To Maturity: 45-55

Sowing Method: Outdoor Sow

Planting/Growing Tips: Choose an area with full sun to partial shade and a soil pH of 6.2-6.8. Lettuce is a heavy feeder and prefers a rich, well cultivated soil with good drainage. Some success can be expected even in poor soils using the loose-leaf lettuce types. Add plenty of compost or well rotted manure prior to planting lettuce. lettuce benefits from regular feedings with a nitrogen rich fertilizer. Mulching is useful to keep soil cool and reduce weeds.

 

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