Lettuce 'Saxo'Lactuca sativa

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Compact, dense-hearted salad bowl type lettuce

Excellent downy mildew resistance

Withstands heat stress

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Height Up to 15cm (6in)
Spread Up to 20cm (8in)

Half-hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

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Description
A tasty and crisp salad-bowl type lettuce with appetising glossy deep red crinkled leaves, Lettuce ‘Saxo’ adds a refreshing bite to a sandwich and brings a depth of colour to mixed summer salads. Easy to grow, simply direct sow this variety outside at intervals through spring in borders, troughs of window boxes for a tasty, fresh and nutritious harvest which continues through to late autumn. A reliable variety which shows an excellent level of resistance to downy mildew and lettuce leaf aphid, providing a good, healthy crop to pick when needed through summer. Height: 15cm (6”). Spread: 20cm (8”).


1 packet (250 seeds) (KA9975)

Sowing
Direct sow lettuce seeds outdoors from March to July into well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2”) in drills 30cm (12") apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 30cm (12") apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Make regular sowings for a constant supply.
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Water lettuce frequently and hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. A thick mulch applied around the plants will help to retain moisture in the soil. Harvest lettuce when required by pulling up the entire plant before trimming off the stem with a knife.

Perfect for sandwiches and salads. Ideal for creating a colourful garnish! The dark leaves of lettuce are a good source of betacarotene and vitamin A.

Delivery

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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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