Lettuce, Cos ‘Claudius’ (Lactuca sativa)
‘Claudius’ is a crisp, dark green, golden hearted medium sized cos suited to cropping year round in mild areas and all seasons except winter in colder areas.
- All the lettuce varieties we sell have been bred for both flavour and disease resistance. All have a high resistance to lettuce aphid. The following varieties are the best that modern breeding can give. Quick to grow, slow to bolt and excellent flavour.
When to sow: Year round
Where to sow: Seed trays, pots or direct sow
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 20cm Between rows 30cm
Directions: Plant 3 seeds every 20cm in rows 30cm apart. Thin to one seedling after the first true leaves appear. Or plant 2 seeds to a 5cm pot or 2cm apart in seed trays and plant out when big enough. Lettuce germinate best at or below 20C.