The beauty of 'Ezrilla' is that the leaves grow particularly uniform in short heads with little core. With one cut above the base, same-sized greens fall away for easy salad prep. It is slow to bolt meaning a long harvest, with disease resistance to downy mildew, lettuce leaf aphid, lettuce die-back, and lettuce mosaic virus. Seeds are pelletized with an organic coating for easy handling.
Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
Days to Maturity: 21–50 days
Native: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 7"–10" wide, 5" tall
Variety Information: 'Ezrilla' is a slow-to-bolt, green, compact, leaf lettuce that is disease resistant to downy mildew, lettuce leaf aphid, lettuce die-back, and lettuce mosaic virus. Eazyleaf™ series lettuces are bred for qualities of uniform leaf growth; high leaf count in a short, compact head; and a short core for one-cut salad prep.
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: 1/8"–1/4"
Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 8"
Row Spacing: 10"
Thinning: Not required
Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2". For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.
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