Belonging to the Lettuce genus (Lactuca sativa 'Delicato'), Delicato is a variety of Lettuce. This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Delicato normally reaches to a mature height of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm).
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Delicato Lettuce is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow Delicato
Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Delicato is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Delicato are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Planting Delicato in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.8 and 6.8 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil.
Growing Delicato from seed
Sow 0.49 inches
(1.25 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 5.85 inches
(15.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Delicato about 53 days before your last frost date.
As Delicato is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.