Succulent, fleshy leaves are covered with frosted dew-like bubbles. Known as Ficoïde Glacial in French, the Ice Lettuce is often featured in gourmet seafood dishes. Has a slightly acidic salty tang with a hint of lemon. Use raw in salads for a crunchy refreshing addition, cook like spinach, pickle, or use your culinary creativity with this versatile green. The Ice Lettuce is a great green for hot summers as it grows very well in hot, dry conditions. Can be intermingled with ornamental plantings with its odd noticeable foliage which then matures to airy daisy like flowers.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: Sow on surface
Sowing Indoors: Start 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thinning to one per cell/pot. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after last frost, 12-18” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: After last frost. Sow 2-4" apart, thin to 12-18" apart or sow a few seeds every 12-18".
Harvest: Cut new succulents leaves as needed
Tips: The Ice Lettuce thrives in poor or salty soils but can grow in average to fertile soil too. Do not overwater seedlings when starting indoors.