Romaine Lettuce
Its compact, dark green rosette of tall, upright leaves is slightly curly with white hearts and has a crisp, sweet flavor.

Romaine Lettuce

  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Head size: 8 inches (semi-heading)
  • Matures: 21 days for leaves, 75 for head
  • Plant spacing: 10 to 18 inches apart
  • Plant size: 1 foot tall and wide

This is the classic romaine. Its compact, dark green rosette of tall, upright leaves is slightly curly with white hearts and has a crisp, sweet flavor. Slow to bolt. Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade and even appreciates it in spring in hot climates.

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Romaine Lettuce is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardy, Delicious, Keeps on Giving! Live in zone 9a/9b in AZ. Planted the Romaine, and it's phenominal! Have used Bonnie seeds, and plants for romaine, for 3 years, now....always beautiful in salads, and long lasting in fridge. They are producing even more, now that we have warmer weather, and more sunlight. We harvest daily, as we have 3 vegans, and 3 nearly vegans in one house. Bonnie's romaine rocks!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grew this last year in a raised cinder block garden...one plant per square. It grew wonderfully! Picked the leaves for a few weeks before cutting the heads. Nothing like picking fresh Romaine lettuce for a Cesar salad on a whim. Nice crisp leaves, nice sweet flavor. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was extremely easy to grow, tasty, and perfect as one of my first plants. All of my transplants survived (8), and I have been able to do this as a container plant. I will do this again as in a raised bed next year, as I definitely planted them too close together. I recommend this for beginner gardeners.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from will grow it again: This was a great plant to grow, harvest and enjoy! although 2 of my 4 plants died young, the other two were robust and wonderful. we harvested just the outside leaves for several weeks before finally cutting the heads for a "traditional" romaine harvest of whole heads. I will plant more next year.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended: This lettuce is beautiful, crisp, and grows easily and quickly. We have enjoyed it tremendously so far this spring!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I grew this for the first time this year in pots, and it worked out really well. However, I was disappointed in the taste of the lettuce, as it was quite bitter. I love lettuce but not sure if I will plant again next year because of the bitterness.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This year was the first time that I ever tried Romaine Lettuce. Because I live in a city, people are always telling me that city soil is terrible. This always makes me question and limits what I maybe able to plant and grow in my backyard soil. I was not sure how long lettuce should stay in the ground or anything relating to it. My lettuce started looking like stalks, and I spoke to professional gardener about my lettuce stalks. He informed me to pull them up because they were passed their seasonal time. He also informed me taste one of the leaves to see if it is bitter or not. Thank goodness it was not bitter. I rinsed and placed the lettuce in the refrigerator with ice on top of it. Everyday for 3 weeks, I took few crispy leaves from the bowl and ate it. I was amazed about excellent fresh quality of home grown lettuce compared to store brought ones that does not last no longer than a week before going bad. Can someone please tell me if I can plant more lettuce in the fall in the Southern part of N.J. , and also where can I purchase more romaine lettuce?
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I also thought it was bitter. The plant developed Slugs...it was the first time ever I had slugs in the garden.....Maybe it was in the soil that it was planted in.
Date published: 2015-09-22
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