Parris Island is an American Heirloom and was first introduced in 1952 in South Carolina. It is a Romaine lettuce with dark green leaves and a cream white heart. The outer leaves are usually harvested as needed rather than harvesting the whole head at once. Taste sweet and crisp. Great for salads and sandwiches.
Scientific Name: lactuca sativa
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 16 °C
Germination time in days: 7-15 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 60-80 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: rich and well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow lettuce seeds indoors from late April. Sow 3 or 4 seeds in a pot over the top of regular compost, water gently, lightly cover with. Seeds sprout in 7-15 days. Keep soil temperature above 16C. Place in a warm, bright spot, such as a sunny windowsill, and water regularly to keep the compost moist. When the seedlings are large enough to handle and have their first true leaves, transplant into their final growing space. Distance plants by 30 cm apart.