A picture of a Cimmaron Lettuce

Cimmaron Lettuce

Lactuca sativa 'Cimmaron'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Cimmaron Lettuce Overview

Cimmaron is a green to red heading lettuce that does well during spring and autumn sowings. It has a good resistance to bolting which means that it can be harvested for longer during warm times. Cimarron has a crisp, juicy texture and delicious flavour. This variety is a great addition to any vegetable garden, adding interest with a bright red to its surroundings.

Common problems with Cimmaron Lettuce

Cimmaron is fairly disease and pest resistant but may be bothered by pests.

Cimmaron Lettuce Companion Plants

How to harvest Cimmaron Lettuce

Crisphead and butterhead lettuces can be picked 50-60 days after sowing. Cut the whole head at the base or pick individual leaves.

How to propagate Cimmaron Lettuce

Seed

Direct sow outside (or sow indoors while cool) in spring to autumn, 6-8 mm deep and 20-30 cm apart. Germination takes 7-10 days.

Special features of Cimmaron Lettuce

Pot plant

Can be grown in a pot and placed inside or close to kitchen for everyday harvest!

Crop rotation

Cimmaron is a light to medium feeder and requires a moderate amount of nutrients or compost rich soil.

Other uses of Cimmaron Lettuce

Edible

The leaves are edible, with a crisp, juicy texture and delicious flavour. The leaves can be consumed raw and are excellent fresh in salads.

Medicinal

Rich in vitamins A, B and C, minerals like Magnesium and Potassium and almost as much Calcium as milk!