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Merlot Lettuce Seeds

Merlot Lettuce Seeds

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Merlot lettuce
Lactuca sativa Merlot

Main Features:

Merlot Lettuce is a variety of red-leaf lettuce that stands out for its soft and delicate flavor. Its main features include:

  • Color: Deep red leaves.

  • Shape: Curly and attractive leaves.

  • Flavor: Its flavor is smooth and slightly sweet.

  • Texture: Tender and crisp leaves.

Historical background:

Merlot Lettuce is a relatively modern variety and has gained popularity in recent years due to its attractive color and flavor. Although it has no significant historical history, it has become a favorite choice in salads and gourmet dishes.

Sowing to Harvest Time:

  • Sowing: Sowing Merlot Lettuce is preferably done in spring and autumn to avoid extreme temperatures.

  • Harvesting: Merlot lettuce is usually harvested after approximately 55-70 days from sowing, when the leaves reach a suitable size.


Floor:

Merlot lettuce prefers well-drained soil rich in organic matter. A slightly acidic to neutral pH is optimal (between 6.0 and 7.0).


Climate and Temperature:

  • Climate: Merlot Lettuce grows best in temperate climates.

  • Temperature: The ideal temperature for the growth of this lettuce ranges between 15°C and 20°C. Avoid extreme temperatures and frost.

    Most Recommended Sowing Method:

It is recommended to sow Merlot Lettuce directly in the ground or in pots. Be sure to follow the instructions on the seed package or the local nursery's recommendations.


Sowing and Germination Depth:

Merlot Lettuce seeds should be sown 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. Germination usually occurs in 7-14 days, depending on environmental conditions.


Crop:

  • Spacing: Leave at least 12 inches between each plant to allow for proper growth.

  • Fertilization: Add balanced fertilizer according to package directions or consult an agricultural professional.

  • Weed Control: Keep the area free of weeds to avoid competition for nutrients.


Irrigation:

Keep the soil evenly moist, preventing it from becoming saturated. Water regularly, especially in hot, dry climates.


Harvest:

Merlot lettuce is harvested when the leaves reach a suitable size. Use scissors to cut off the outer leaves, allowing the inner leaves to continue growing for future harvests. Pick early in the morning for maximum freshness and flavor.

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