Lettuce Iceberg is a crisphead type that producing medium sized light green heads, Purportedly suitable for use the warmer months, tho best results are achieved during the cooler seasons. Iceberg leaves are great for a variety of dishes with the bowl shaped leaves having many practical uses.
Sow – Sept to March (cool climate however performs best during late autumn and winter).
Spacing – 20cm between plants, 30cm rows.
Lettuce was originally farmed by the ancient Egyptians, who transformed it from a plant whose seeds were used to create oil into an important food crop raised for its succulent leaves and oil-rich seeds. Lettuce spread to the Greeks and Romans; the latter gave it the name lactuca, from which the English lettuce is derived.
By 50 AD, many types were described, and lettuce appeared often in medieval writings, including several herbals. The 16th through 18th centuries saw the development of many varieties in Europe, and by the mid-18th century cultivars were described that can still be found in gardens.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 18 to 22 C (around 7 to 10 days to germination)