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48 days. This French Crisp variety boasts glossy, dark green leaves that are thick, firm, and resemble a flame around the edges. Loma’s hefty yet compact growth makes it top-notch for those who like salad as a main course. Very heat tolerant, performing well from early spring through summer. Also tolerant to tip burn. DM, PM.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Deborah M.S.
Outstanding sweet, crisp lettuce throughout the summer

I planted 'Loma' as an afterthought - I tend toward the butterheads and romaines. It completely outperformed all the others - it was the only one that didn't bolt during the June 2021 heat wave (113 deg. F in my Eugene back yard!) and kept on producing all summer long. Crisp, tender, sweet - it will be an honored citizen in the salad bed from here on!

John O.
Very good for hot weather

In our hot, mostly dry summers here in central Montana, I've had great success with Loma. Staggered plantings from end of April to mid-June produce an excellent crop of crisp, tasty summer lettuce. The June plantings last well into August without bolting. I water at least once per day and use shade cloth draped over hoops in very hot weather. Thin out seedlings when they're about an inch tall. It's the best variety I've found to fend off summer's heat while producing tasty lettuce that has good body to it.

Soil Temp for Germ 40–80°F
Seed Depth ⅛"
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 2–15
Thin Plants to 10–16"
Row Spacing 16–18"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 800
Seed Life 3 years

Lactuca sativa

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Lettuce performs best in cool weather, 60-70°F, and grows in a wide range of soil types
• Plant as early as soil can be worked
• For extended harvest, plant every 2-3 weeks and choose heat-tolerant varieties for summer
• Lettuce seed can be sown every month from February—October
• A cold frame and cold-hardy varieties can stretch the spring and fall growing season into the winter months
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• 1 gram of seed will sow 30 row feet
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best results

Direct Sowing
• Use row cover to improve germination and prevent soil crusting
• As soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed, thin loose-leaf types to 10-14 inches apart; icebergs, butterheads, and romaines to 12-16 inches apart

• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Insects & Diseases
• Common pests: Aphids and slugs
• Pest control: Strong spray of water for aphids or applications of Pyrethrin or Neem oil, baits, traps, or Cabbage Collars for slugs

Harvest & Storage
• While picking individual leaves helps extend the season somewhat, all eventually become bitter as they begin to bolt

What is pelleted seed?
Seed that has been coated with a clay-based material to form a larger, round shape. This makes planting by hand or mechanical seeder easier and allows for more controlled sowing of small seeds such as carrots or lettuce. All pelleted seed has a National Organic Program (NOP) approved coating.
For best results, store pelleted seed in an air-tight container and use within one season.

What is seed tape?
Seed tapes are perfectly straight rows of precisely spaced crops. No more having to thin seedlings! This biodegradable tape will plant a row 5 meters (16 feet, 5 inches) long. Simply lay it in a furrow and cover with a light layer of sifted compost or soil, water and wait. Save yourself a heap of planting time with these popular vegetable and herb staples.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BR | Bottom Rot
DM* | Downy Mildew
F* | Fusarium Wilt
LD | Lettuce Drop
LMV* | Lettuce Mosaic Virus
Nr* | Lettuce Aphid
PM | Powdery Mildew
Rs | Corky Root
TBSV | Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (Lettuce Dieback Complex)
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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