Lettuce, Mascara

Lactuca sativa
$2.99 to $57.50
SKU: 0384
  • Frilled, oakleaf-shaped leaves
  • Mild flavor
  • Looseleaf and cut-and-come again
  • 65 days
  • ±26,000 seeds/oz

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Lettuce, Mascara Description

One of the most beautiful varieties in SSE’s collection of over one thousand lettuces. Curly frilled oakleaf-shaped leaves retain their dark red color in hot weather. Mild flavor. Looseleaf, 65 days. ±26,000 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date.

These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden to create a bed of tender leaves and thinned to 6 inches apart as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/8-1/2 in. deep.

You can harvest the outer leaves of this plant as they mature or wait till it produces a full-sized head. To prevet the plant from bolting, keep the leaves well watered and cool.

This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.