GB CULTURAL INFO: C, W/Matures 6-13/Harvest 1-3/Yield leaf 135-540, head 75-300/Spacing: Leaf 8-9, Head 12"/
DAYS TO MAT: 55 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
SOURCE CODE: N
APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-14
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION: 68 F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring, Fall, Mild Winter
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames extend the season. Fertile, composted soil that is loose, not too acid, well-drained, and in good tilth with adequate nitrogen and moisture promotes fast growth for best flavor.Slow to bolt, but in hot climates site plants where they will get morning sun only, like theeast side of a house or to the north of taller crops. Or use shade cloth mid day to keep plants cool. Good for early leaf lettuce in spring and autumn sowing. Plant every 3 weeks for continuous harvest.
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
DESCRIPTION: Romaine lettuce got its name because it is literally from Rome, and Italian gardeners have been growing it for generations. This seed came to us when an Italian neighbor gave some seed to Anne's family, we don't know its official name. We like its fast
maturity and good flavor. Goes well with early leaf lettuce like Black-Seeded Simpson in spring salads.