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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

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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

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

Harvesting

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

Propagation

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

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.

Uses

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!