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The most handsome and elegant lettuce I've ever seen with lots of mini hearts making one head. Perfect for pots or any prominent patch in the garden. Pick whole or treat as cut-and-come-again.

Genus Lactuca
Group/Species sativa
Variety Descartes
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Lettuce
Soil Type Neutral
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Spacing 20-25cm (8-10in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow in small batches every 2-3 weeks from March - August in lines, or blocks, straight into the ground. Water the drill before sowing to decrease temperatures and sow in the evening. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Lettuce 'Descartes' reviews

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Reviewed 19th August 2019 by Margarita

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joyce

Cannot praise this lettuce enough - third year and never fails.

Whoopi !!!

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Reviewed 27th October 2015 by Joyce Barwise

First time ever growing lettuce in large wooden planter. I chose Lettuce Descartes for my first adventure into growing salad stuffs. Excellent, the salad formed beautifully and just grew and grew - no damage to leaves and the taste was great. So easy to sow and I shall be growing again next year.