Verte de Cambrai lamb's lettuce was created in Cambrai, France, in 1954. Also called corn salad, It is an early variety of lamb's lettuce, hardy, with flat and fleshy leaves that are glossy and dark green with a good flavor. The lamb's lettuce core is dense. This variety is cold resistant and can be planted even for autumn - winter harvest and is suitable for planting in a greenhouse or polytunnel.
Scientific Name: Valerianella Locusta
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 10-16C
Germination time in days: 7-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-90 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: well-drained, light soil
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.