Management of blindness in lettuce seedlings

Blindness occurs when the main apical shoot or growing tip of the lettuce is lost during the seedling’s early growth. It is also sometimes called multiple heading or apical meristem decline.

  • This fact sheet covers key information, such as:
  • How much of a problem is this disorder?
  • What does a blind lettuce look like?
  • What causes blindness?
  • How to control blindness.