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Cimmaron Lettuce (Romaine/Cos)

Cimmaron Lettuce

Cimmaron Lettuce

Cimmaron Lettuce

Cimmaron Lettuce

Cimarron lettuce stands out with its unusual bronze-red color over most of its leaves. This is an heirloom variety that dates back to the 1700s. Cimarron lettuce is slow to bolt, and you can harvest it whole or by cutting just the leaves you need.

Sun Exposure

  • Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.2 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 9


  • Thin to 12” apart
  • Plant rows 12” apart


  • Water deeply 1 inch a week; do not let soil dry out


  • Slow to bolt
  • Harvest whole head or individual leaves
  • Mulch to retain moisture

Do you grow Cimarron lettuce? If so, please tell us about your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.


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