Cimmaron Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
This flavorful romaine is prized for its striking leaves, which deepen from green to rich shades of burgundy and bronze. Crisp and tender with a pleasant, mild taste, slow-to-bolt Cimmaron complements any sandwich or salad.
- 250 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-14 days
- Maturity: 60
- Direct sow 1/8-1/4" deep in full sun/partial shade as soon as soil can be worked.
- Plant seeds 1" apart; rows 12" apart; thin seeds to 8-10" apart.
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I've grow cimmaron for two years, planting successively in all but the hottest weather. It's pretty, easy to grow, not very fussy about it's care and is more drought tolerant than some other lettuces.
This romaine is very beautiful and delicious. Ours stayed very crisp, but a green romaine probably tolerates heat a little better. We just harvested the outer leaves time after time. You'll spend a little more time cleaning that way, but you have lettuce all summer long. We have grown it when hitting triple digit temps, and it was pretty resistant to bolting. It feels wilty in the heat, but just wait until harvesting time the next morning. It's perfect again!. It made a wonderful addition to our salad mix. It's my favorite of the red romaines.