Flame-tipped, green leaves pack luscious flavor even in the heat of summer. Slow-to-bolt (flower) characteristic means it holds well in your garden, so you can take your time harvesting over a long period. Disease resistance to downy mildew, bottom rot, and tipburn.
Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
Days to Maturity: 55 days
Native: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 8″–10″ tall, 6″ wide
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: Surface to 1/8″
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8″
Row Spacing: 12″
Thinning: When ½” tall, thin to 1 every 8″
Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2″. For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.
This packet sows up to 40 feet. 180 seeds.