French Crisp/Batavia Lettuce

Loma Lettuce Organic

Loma Lettuce Organic


48 days. If you like substance in your leaf lettuce, try Loma. 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.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 800 seeds per gram.
  • LT385/L
  • 1/2 gram Organic
  • $3.85

  • LT385/M
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $7.35
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
40-80°F2-151/8"10-16"1"16-18"80%3 years≈ 800Low

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.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BR | Bottom Rot
DM* | Downy Mildew
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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Good performer in heat
Aug 31, 2017  |  By John
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Loma lasted well into July both years I've grown it. Our July days are typically dry and in the 90s. But it stayed sweet until plants reached about 75-80 days old. With a good daily watering, it stayed crisp even in the hottest days. The best mid-summer performer I've found.
Nice texture; poor performer
Mar 26, 2017  |  By Stephan
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I grew a few heads of this lettuce at different times of year and it formed tight heads when the plants were small and stopped growing. The flavor and texture are great but it isn't very productive in my hands.
Great lettuce
Aug 14, 2014  |  By PG Nelson
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The Loma Lettuce has done great in the resent heat. Big semi head, one plant enough for four people main course salad. Great crisp leaves even on 90 degree days. Outstanding!