Lettuce, 'Emerald Fan'

We love this variety as a baby cutting lettuce. Unusually long and slender baby leaves bring a good mustard or chicory (Italian dandelion?) look to salad mixes without the more adventurous flavors. As a full-sized head, we found it somewhere between a deer tongue and romaine with a clean, upright habit and satisfying crunch. A lovely variety bred by Jonathan Spero of Lupine Knoll Farm who sadly passed in 2020.
50 days. UO OSSI*

Packet: 1g (~800 seeds)

Product Code: LET-EM-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info


Sow indoors 4 weeks before your last frost.

Transplant out 3-4 week old plants.

Direct seed after last frost.

Sow every 3 weeks for constant lettuce.

Note: Seeds will become dormant if exposed to high temperatures. Lettuce grows best in cooler weather.




12" in rows 15" apart.


2-10 days @ soil temp 68F and lower.


Full sun to part shade


Medium. Prefers well-drained, and evenly moist soil and is sensitive to low pH.


Uneven watering can result in tip burn, the browning of the leaf margins, which is the result of an inability of the plant to move calcium to the growing edge fast enough to meet its growth needs. Consistent, evenly moist soil or calcium amendments can be beneficial if this seems to be a problem.

Hot weather can cause premature bolting. Generally, when the plants begin to stretch upwards (to flower), the leaves become bitter and the eating quality poor.