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Lettuce 'Merveille des quatre saisons'

Lactuca sativa

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Belonging to the Lettuce genus (Lactuca sativa 'Merveille des quatre saisons'), Merveille des quatre saisons is a variety of Lettuce. Merveille des quatre saisons is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety.

The Territorial catalog describes this as a butterhead lettuce with thin bronze-red outer leaves and a green head up to 12-16 inches across. Despite its name, it may turn bitter and bolt early in hot weather.

Merveille des quatre saisons grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Merveille des quatre saisons normally reaches to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm).

France is believed to be where Merveille des quatre saisons originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Merveille des quatre saisons 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 Merveille des quatre saisons have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Merveille des quatre saisons

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Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Merveille des quatre saisons 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 Merveille des quatre saisons 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 Merveille des quatre saisons from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.49 inches (1.25 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 Merveille des quatre saisons about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Merveille des quatre saisons

As Merveille des quatre saisons 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 Merveille des quatre saisons about 45 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Merveille des quatre saisons

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

Lettuce Merveille des quatre saisons Etymology

Territorial sells this variety as “Continuity.” According to Heritage Harvest Seed, this variety was described by Vilmorin pre-1885.

Misspellings of Lettuce 'Merveille des quatre saisons'

Merveille des 4 Saisons, meraviglia

Other Names for Lettuce 'Merveille des quatre saisons'

Continuity, Marvel of four seasons, Wonder of four seasons, Besson rouge