Dorée de printemps is part of the Lettuce genus and is a Lettuce variety. Its scientific name is Lactuca sativa 'Dorée de printemps'.
Large golden coloured hearted variety with wavy leaves and serrated edges. Excellent tasting variety.
Batavia lettuce is classed variously as a loose-leaf lettuce, or semi-heading lettuce. In hot weather the lettuce is slow to bolt and it’s crisp leaves that are like Romaine retain their crispness even in hot growing conditions.
A favorite in France owing both to its taste and its good shelf life after harvesting.
Dorée de printemps grows as an Annual
and is a Vegetable
. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Dorée de printemps normally reaches to a mature height of 7.8 inches
France is believed to be where Dorée de printemps originates from.
Dorée de printemps Lettuce is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow Dorée de printemps
A partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Dorée de printemps is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Dorée de printemps are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Dorée de printemps requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.8 - 6.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil.
Growing Dorée de printemps from seed
Ensure a distance of 5.85 inches
(15.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.25 inches
(0.64 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Dorée de printemps about 53 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Dorée de printemps
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Dorée de printemps is a tender plant.
Harvesting Dorée de printemps
Golden spring, French crisp leaf, Batavia lettuce, Laitue batavia