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Prizehead Leaf Lettuce
'Prizehead' leaf lettuce.
Prizehead Leaf Lettuce
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55 days — Also known as 'Prize Head' and 'Early Prize Head'. Despite its name, it is a non-heading, leaf or loose-headed lettuce variety. The leaves are upright, deeply curled, broad, and light green with a slight reddish blush on the tips. Along with being quick to harvest, it is a fine sort and is slow to bolt to seed.

'Prizehead' is a very old variety and has been a popular variety since it first started showing up in seed catalogs in the late 19th Century. To date, our research has found it listed as a new variety in both the D. M. Ferry and the W. A. Burpee seed catalogs for 1881. Within just a few years, all of the major seed houses were offering it to their customers. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 500 to 600 seeds.

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I planted three, five-foot long rows of this in early May, and once it was established, I had more lettuce than my wife and I could handle. I regularly picked the bigger older leaves off of the plants, leaving about two-thirds of the plant to keep growing. I did this about once a week. This lasted until about July, when they started to bolt and the leaves became bitter. I would recommend this strain for all your loose leaf lettuce needs.
Reviewed by: Marshall Gibson from Salem, OR. on 2/25/2018
My new favorite
This is my new favorite lettuce. So tender and delicious. Very easy to grow and excellent "cut and come again".
Reviewed by: Regis de Andrade from Tigard, OR. on 6/8/2015
Great Lettuce
Last year I planted some of this in a low planter for the rabbits that inhabit our yard and can no longer get into the vegetable garden. I was shocked when none of them touched the lettuce I had grown for them. I started picking some of the leaves to add to our salads and found them wonderful. They have color, texture and were crisper than many types of leaf lettuce.

Another bonus was how well they held up in our hot temperatures. I've ordered more of this seed for us to eat. I think our rabbits are strange. They continually chewed the plantain I planted in a similar container and each winter, they eat our onions and garlic to the ground, but refused to eat the lettuce.
Reviewed by: Debra Leschke from Tulsa, OK. on 3/15/2015
This is a permanent resident here now.
Perfect germination, excessive production (my 10ft row is far more than 5 adults, neighbors, and pet rabbit can keep up with). Total indifference to rotten weather, no pest or disease problems at all. This is a permanent resident here now.
Reviewed by: David Emigh from NW PA. on 7/19/2013
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