Lettuce, Augustus (Organic)

Lactuca sativa. Green Romaine. 60 days.

Relatively tall romaine with smooth leaves and dense heads. Tolerant to lettuce mosaic virus and corky root rot, and resistant to downy mildew. Legend has it the Roman Emperor Augustus was gravely ill and he was put on a diet of lettuce, which he credited with saving his life. True? Maybe we’ll never know. Another lettuce rescued from the USDA GRIN genebank, a former PVP variety that was dropped when the PVP expired (or maybe when Seminis bought Petoseed, the original developer of the variety).

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  1. Joseph

    Hail Caesar

    Joseph

    Where did you grow this variety? Washington

    Planted – 04/02/16
    Emergence – 04/08/16
    Thinned – 04/14/16

    Lettuce is currently at 38 days post-planting and it looks like it will finish earlier than the 60 day expectation (in an El Nino year, of course…). Great-looking, crisp, thick, dark-green Romaine. I’ve another crop 30 days behind the first, and it looks as vigorous as the first. My 5 year old daughter asks to pull leaves to eat while I am working the row – it’s that yummy!

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  2. Joseph

    Hail Caesar - follow-up

    Joseph

    Where did you grow this variety? Washington

    Just a short follow-up… I’ve been harvesting for about two weeks now ad needed in the kitchen. Excellent Romaine!!!

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