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Lettuce Great Lakes 118 (Iceberg) – 2 grams

45 EGP

Brands: Sativa Seeds

Description

Lettuce Great Lakes 118 (Iceberg) – 2 grams (GMO-FREE DECLARATION)

Germination Rate: 88%

Origin: Italy 

 

This variety is registered in the European Union list.

Type: Iceberg lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Variety: Great Lakes 118 lettuce

 

Great Lakes 118 lettuce is a hybrid variety developed by Sativa Seeds in the 1980s. It is a cross between two other varieties of iceberg lettuce, Great Lakes 111 and Great Lakes 116. Great Lakes 118 lettuce was introduced to the market in the early 1990s and quickly became a popular choice among both home gardeners and commercial growers. The goal was to develop a slow bolting, heat-tolerant variety with a mild, crisp flavor.

Great Lakes 118 lettuce is a slow bolting variety, meaning it is less prone to premature flowering. 

It is also heat-tolerant and can be grown in a variety of climates. The plants are strong and produce large, firm heads.

Great Lakes 118 lettuce has a distinctive mild, crisp flavor typical of iceberg lettuce. It is also slightly sweet and has a hint of bitterness. The leaves are juicy and have a refreshingly crisp texture.

Great Lakes 118 lettuce is a popular choice for both home gardeners and commercial growers. It is one of the most widely grown varieties of iceberg lettuce in the world.

Summer season variety with high adaptability in both summer season and summer-autumn season.

It takes about 80-90 days after sowing to harvest, which is considered one of the most important strengths of this variety, which is speed of a kind.

The leaves are soft and medium green in color and form a compressed and heavy spherical shape.

The minimum temperature for germination is 5 degrees Celsius, and the days required for germination are 6-8 days.

  • Sowing: March: September.
  • Harvest: April: November.

 

For open field cultivation:

Acre (4200 square meters) requires about 1.5 kilograms of seeds.

It is preferable that the planting distance between the rows is about 40 centimeters.

And the spacing of the plants from each other on the same row is about 25 centimeters.

 

Sowing and Growing

Sowing and Growing:

Great Lakes 118 lettuce prefers well-draining soil and partial to full sun. Choose a site that receives at least 4-6 hours of sun per day.

Great Lakes 118 lettuce is a relatively new variety of lettuce that was developed in the United States in the 1980s. It is a cool-weather crop that grows best in mild temperatures between 60-65°F (15-18°C). It can be grown in a variety of settings, including in gardens, containers, and hydroponic systems.

Home Growing

The plant goes through several stages during its growth, as it completes its cultivation through seeds.

Great Lakes 118 lettuce prefers well-draining soil and partial to full sun. Choose a site that receives at least 4-6 hours of sun per day.

 

Seeding and growing

  Germination directly in the soil:

  1. Prepare the soil mixture and plant the seeds at a depth of 1 cm in the soil, where the seeds must be covered with soil for the success of the germination process (Mixture of: 70% cocopeat – 10% vermiculite – 5% perlite – 15% plant compost is preferred. It can be Increasing the proportion of compost to 30% when the plant grows and add amount of organic fertilizer to the soil when planting lettuce so that the roots do better into the soil.

 

  1. Spray the soil and seeds with water using a spray bottle or a spray bottle and cover them with a plastic box or a plastic bag to speed up the germination process, and do not forget to make holes in the plastic box so that the seeds can breathe. Germination takes about 3 to 15 days.

 

  1. Examine the seeds once every 3 days and make sure that the soil has sufficient moisture for the seeds until germination. After germination, the plastic bag is removed and the plant is placed in a sunny place, don’t forget to water them well.

Germination in seedling trays or small containers:

 

It is preferable to plant in this way to achieve the highest rates of growth and to provide the appropriate conditions for seed germination in a better way, and this also encourages the seeds to grow better.

 

  1. Prepare the soil mix and plant the seeds at a depth of 1 cm in the soil, where the seeds must be covered with soil for the success of the germination process (a mixture of: 70% cocopeat – 10% vermiculite – 5% perlite – 15% plant compost is preferred). By adding amount of organic fertilizer to the soil when planting Lettuce so that the roots grow better into the soil.
  2. Spray the soil and seeds with water using a sprayer and cover them with a plastic box or a plastic bag to speed up the germination process, and do not forget to make holes in the plastic box so that the seeds can breathe. Germination takes about 3 to 15 days.
  3. Examine the seeds once every 3 days and make sure that the soil has sufficient moisture for the seeds until germination. After germination, the plastic bag is removed and the plant is placed in a sunny place, paying attention to watering well.
  4. After 4 leaves appear, so that there are 3 real leaves, the plant can be moved to larger containers so that there is more space for the seeds to grow and mature.

 

Growth stage:

It takes about 60 days for lettuce to reach maturity, and during this stage, lettuce needs some important factors affecting their growth. 

Therefore, care must be taken to ensure that the soil is rich in various nutrients, such as vegetable compost.

 

Some Plant Needs:

  • Type: Suitable for cultivation in greenhouses as well as open fields.
  • Maturity Days: 60 days
  • Planting: Jan – March
  • Preferred Soil When Transplanting: 80% cocopeat, 10% vermiculite – 10% Treated vegetable compost
  • Preferred Soil When Planting: 70% cocopeat, 10% vermiculite, 15% treated vegetable compost – 5% Perlite
  • Planting Depth: 1 cm
  • Plant Distances: 10 – 30 cm
  • Light: Bright Sun
  • pH Range: 5.5 – 6.5
  • Electrical Conductivity: 0.8 to 1.2
  • Total Dissolved Salts: 512 – 768
  • Color: Green

 

Harvesting:

  • Great Lakes 118 lettuce can be harvested quickly as a batch by cutting the whole head.
  • You can harvest the entire plant including the roots and you should keep it in cold temperatures, just above freezing (above 0º C) is ideal, this way lettuce can stay fresh for up to three weeks.
  • Don’t let the lettuce freeze, if frozen, the leaf will wilt quickly.
  • Lettuce requires humidity to avoid drying out, but condensation or heavy moisture on the leaves is detrimental.  
  • The best thing that producers can do to avoid condensation is to keep temperatures very consistent and to process lettuce as little as possible.

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General Info

Iceberg Lettuce is one of the most popular and extensively used crops in the world. It is grown well in almost any gardening system, whether hydroponic, aquaponic, or traditional soil and is known to have a high market demand.

Hundreds of Iceberg Lettuce varieties are grown around the world, with the most common varieties being Red and Green Romaine, Iceberg Lettuce, Oak Leaves, Green Leaf, and Mesclun mixes.

Both high temperatures and dry soil can trigger plants to bolt and flower, turning the leaves bitter and stopping leaf production. Iceberg Lettuce is vulnerable to post-harvest wilting if the harvesting techniques are handled roughly during the process.

Water makes up over 95% of raw Iceberg Lettuce. As a result, eating Iceberg Lettuce hydrates the body. Although drinking liquids is necessary, water in foods can also significantly contribute to hydration.

Iceberg Lettuce is a source of vitamin A, which plays a role in eye health. Vitamin A can reduce a person’s risk of cataracts. Vitamin A also helps prevent macular degeneration.

Extracts of multiple Iceberg Lettuce types have also been shown to promote sleep. Until further research is conducted, it’s unknown if the Iceberg Lettuce in its natural form can produce a similar effect.

The nutritional content of Iceberg Lettuce varies across varieties. Iceberg Lettuce contains a significant amount of vitamin A, along with small amounts of vitamin C and iron.

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