Parris Island Cos Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
A romaine variety first grown in the 1950s on Parris Island, South Carolina, where it was a year-round staple. Popular today across the country, Parris Island Cos is loved for its firm, crisp texture and bright flavor.
- 250 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-14 days
- Maturity: 60-65 days
- 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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in spite of the drought
I was so discouraged with this lettuce. I started it inside and it didn't get enough light, so all those babies got leggy, then died. We replanted outside in the terribly season Ohio had - the plants came up, but struggled so much. I used ALL my seeds and finally, it was clear that about 15 plants would survive. They survived my transplanting them to be better spaced in the long empty row - they survived dry, dry, hot days and then being flooded with the water we carried in. And they tasted delicious. So hoping for a better start and far more tasty lettuce from Paris Island Cos Lettuce this year!
Best crisp and delicious romaine!!! Our top choice.
We only started 10 Paris Island Cos plants last spring, and we had salad every day for months! We kept our relatives fed with just these few plants. Harvesting just the outer leaves kept this wonderful lettuce producing and producing. Some relatives of ours with very ...... shall we say expensive taste in foods and delicacies couldn't believe it was homegrown. They had some homegrown romaine before that was not their favorite to say the least. Everyone I know loved it. Thanks again for your wonderful products!! This one will be in our garden every year from now on.