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Lettuce 'Iceberg'

Lactuca sativa

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Belonging to the Lettuce genus (Lactuca sativa 'Iceberg'), Iceberg is a variety of Lettuce.

used in salads

Almost no nutritional value. Don’t give this variety to pets (rabbits, hamsters, etc.) as the high water content and low nutrient value causes them to get sick.

It is an Vegetable and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Iceberg 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, Iceberg Lettuce is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Iceberg have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Iceberg

  • Partial Sun

  • High

Position in a partial sun location and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Iceberg is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Iceberg in loamy soil with a ph of between 6.2 and 6.8 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Iceberg from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) between Lettuce plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Iceberg about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Iceberg

As Iceberg is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Iceberg about 45 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Iceberg

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.

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Latest Lettuce 'Iceberg' Reviews

  • Lettuce grows so slow! I had 100% germination and sprouting. I trimmed out the seedlings to one for the peat pot and I’ve been keeping the soil moist. I plan to harden on 10/12/2014 because our weather is still relatively high for lettuce.

    4 stars

    amccrerrand about growing Iceberg Lettuce
  • Look like they’ve failed. Waterlogged from the recent rain.

    0 stars

    queanbeyanite about growing Lettuce 'Iceberg'
  • Two plants died, rotted byt the excessive rain over the last few weeks

    0 stars

    queanbeyanite about growing Lettuce 'Iceberg'

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