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French lettuce seeds

French lettuce seeds

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It originated in Egypt around 3000 years BC. It was cultivated both for its edible function and for the oil that could be extracted from its seeds. Over the years they began to be cultivated by the Greeks and Romans.

French or Boston lettuce, scientifically known as Lactuca sativa var. capitata, is a variety of lettuce characterized by its soft and slightly curled leaves. This lettuce is prized for its sweet flavor and tender texture, making it a popular choice for salads and other fresh dishes. Next, I provide you with detailed information about its historical origin, time from planting to harvest, soil, climate, temperature, irrigation, planting, germination, cultivation and harvest.

Historical origin:

Lettuce has a long history as a cultivated plant and has been appreciated by various cultures over time. French or Boston lettuce is considered a variety of lettuce that originated in Europe, and its name comes from the fact that it was popularized in the United States in the New England region, specifically in the city of Boston.

Planting to harvest time:

The time from sowing to harvest of French lettuce varies according to climatic conditions and crop management. Usually, from planting to harvest, it can take around 8-10 weeks.

Climate and temperature:

French lettuce does best in temperate to cool climates. The optimum temperature for its growth is between 15°C and 20°C. Higher temperatures can cause the plant to flower prematurely, negatively affecting its flavor and texture.

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