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This page provides instructions on how to buy summer crisp lettuce from David's Garden Seeds. Summer Crisp Lettuce (Batavia) Also known as French crisp or Batavia lettuce, summer crisp types are easy to grow, relatively tolerant of hot weather, and harvestable from baby leaf to full size. Very crisp like romaine, but sweet and juicy, without bitterness. The shape of the summer crisp plant is at first open, much like a loose-leaf lettuce, then matures into a heavy, compact bunch or head. Summer crisp lettuces perform best given slightly more fertility than loose leaf types.

Lettuce Summer Crisp Cherokee

Lettuce Summer Crisp Cherokee 200 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


Summer Crisp Heat Tolerant. Thick, crisp, dark red leaves with good flavor. Similar appearance to Magenta except much darker red color, though not quite as sweet. Very slow bolting with excellent tolerance to heat and bottom rot. Resistant to DM races 1-16, 19, and 21.  Harvest in about 50 days.

Lettuce Summer Crisp Magenta

Lettuce Summer Crisp Magenta 200 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


Heat Tolerant. Summer Crisp. Shiny, slightly puckered, red-tinged leaves form a conical head with a crispy, green heart. Ideal for spring and summer plantings with good taste and resistance to bolting, tip-burn, and bottom rot. Resistant to downy mildew races 1-16, 19, and 21 and tolerant to LMV.   Harvest in about 50 days.

Lettuce Summer Crisp Muir

Lettuce Summer Crisp Muir 200 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


The most heat tolerant lettuce. The slowest to bolt in our summer trials. Technically a Batavian type, the light-green, extra-wavy leaves form dense heads at a small size and can be harvested as a mini or left to bulk up into large, heavy, full-size heads. The leaves are crisp and have excellent flavor. Suitable for hydroponic systems.  Harvest in about 50 days.

Lettuce Summer Crisp Nevada

Lettuce Summer Crisp Nevada 200 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


Lettuce is generally a cool season crop, bolting when summer temperatures begin to warm. The Nevada lettuce variety is a Summer Crisp or Batavian lettuce that can be grown under cool conditions with additional heat resistance. Lettuce ‘Nevada’ still tastes sweet and mild long after other lettuce plants have bolted. Read on to learn about growing Nevada lettuce in gardens. About the Nevada Lettuce Variety Batavian or Summer Crisp lettuces, such as the lettuce ‘Nevada,’ are tolerant of both cool spring temperatures and warming summer temps. Nevada lettuce has thick, ruffled leaves with both a satisfying crunch and velvety smoothness. The outer leaves of Nevada can be harvested or allowed to grow into a gorgeous large, open head. An additional benefit of growing Nevada lettuce in gardens is its disease resistance. Nevada is not only bolt tolerant but resistant to downy mildew, lettuce mosaic virus and tipburn. Plus, Nevada lettuce can be stored for longer periods when refrigerated immediately after harvest.  Harvest in about 60 days. 

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All of the variety information on the David's Garden Seeds® website, including the days to maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.

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