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Succession Planting & Season Extension for Head Lettuce
Johnny's Head Lettuce Planting Program is designed to take the guesswork out of your lettuce succession planting and production, allowing you to more easily extend your harvest across your growing seasons.
Full-sized heads of lettuce are an essential product to have on hand, whether at home, at market, for CSA shares, or the farmstand. Variety selection is key in providing your customers with a continuous supply. To develop your production strategy, use the recommended program outlined below as a guide to choosing early season, mid season, and late season head lettuce varieties. We also offer recommendations based on ouro trials for all-season/year-round head lettuce production.
See also our notes on heat tolerance and lettuce downy mildew.
Early Season Head Lettuce Varieties
- Plant in cool weather (early spring) for harvesting in warm weather (late spring and early summer).
- Varieties are selected for quick growth so they develop full heads.
Mid & Late Summer
Mid Season Head Lettuce Varieties
- Plant in warm weather (late spring and early summer) for harvesting in hot weather (mid and late summer).
- Varieties are selected for heat tolerance — i.e., resistance to bolting and tip burn.
Mid & Late Summer
Late Season Head Lettuce Varieties
- Plant in hot weather (late summer), up to 60 days before first frost, for harvesting in cool weather (fall).
- Varieties are selected for disease resistance and cold tolerance.
Mid & Late Summer
All Season/Year-round Head Lettuce Varieties
- Planting in any season, with best chances of success and consistency.
- Varieties are selected for their adaptability under varying conditions.
Mid & Late Summer
Even heat-tolerant varieties have upper limits of temperatures they can withstand. At lower latitudes and in geographic pockets of intense summer heat such as the South and Southwest, growers may suspend field planting of lettuce during the warmest part of the season.
Lettuce Downy Mildew
Cultivated lettuce is the main host of this pathogenic water mould (Bremia lactucae). With its multiple, ever-evolving races, it is most common where lettuce is grown intensively year-round and spreads readily during cool, damp weather. The spores are wind-dispersed and infect outer leaves first, but can spread rapidly in the field and post-harvest. For best success:
- Choose varieties with the highest, most comprehensive list of isolate resistances across the following ranges: EU 16–36 and US 5–9.
- Focus prevention and control measures on your riskiest planting slots (fall, early winter) and locations (tunnels, beneath row cover).
- Trial new varieties to determine best performance, as isolate pressure varies by region.
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