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Lettuce Seeds - Grand Rapids Leaf

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  • Seed Count: 1000 Seeds
  • Maturity: 45-55 Days from Planting
  • Leaf Characteristics: Grand Rapids Leaf Lettuce features tender, light green leaves with a slightly frilly texture.
  • Average Weight: N/A (as it is a leafy green)
  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Ideal Growing Conditions: Partial shade to full sun, well-drained, fertile soil
  • Resistance: Tolerant to mildew and leaf spot diseases
  • Usage: Versatile for salads, sandwiches, wraps, and garnishes

Grand Rapids Leaf Lettuce traces its roots back to the late 19th century, where it was first cultivated in the Grand Rapids area of Michigan, hence its name. It quickly gained popularity due to its tender leaves and mild flavor, becoming a staple in salads and sandwiches across the United States. Over the years, this variety has remained a favorite among home gardeners and commercial growers alike for its reliable performance and consistent quality.

Culinary Uses:
Grand Rapids Leaf Lettuce is prized for its delicate texture and mild, slightly sweet flavor. Its tender leaves make it an excellent choice for salads, providing a refreshing crunch and a subtle peppery taste. Additionally, it can be used as a bed for sandwiches or wraps, adding a nutritious and flavorful element to meals. Its versatility extends to garnishes, where its vibrant green color adds visual appeal to various dishes. Whether enjoyed fresh or lightly sautéed, Grand Rapids Leaf Lettuce enhances the taste and presentation of any dish it accompanies.

Growth Habit & Planting Instructions:
As an annual plant, Grand Rapids Leaf Lettuce completes its life cycle within one growing season. It thrives in partial shade to full sun and prefers well-drained, fertile soil. Sow seeds directly into the garden bed or containers, spacing them about 6-8 inches apart. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged to promote healthy growth. Thin seedlings as needed to provide ample space for mature plants to develop. Harvest leaves when they reach the desired size, typically 4-6 inches in length, by cutting them near the base of the plant. Regular harvesting encourages continuous leaf production throughout the growing season.

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