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: 50 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, Summer, Fall
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames can extend the season. Best flavor if growth is fast: ensure soil has adequate nitrogen, aeration and water. In hot climates use shade cloth or interplant to keep plants cool during the heat of the day. Succession-sow every 3 weeks for continuous lettuce supply! Seed that has been stored at temps over 80 degrees may need a week in the fridge before planting to ensure germination.
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
DESCRIPTION: Alan Chadwick was an English master gardener whose methods formed the basis of the GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) method. He had studied under a number of European masters and this heirloom was one of his treasures. A heritage medium-sized loose leaf tinged with red. Beautiful to see and to eat.
Our trail gardeners said that in 15 years of gardening, they had never grown a better tasting, more bolt-resistant lettuce. Rodan was saved from the brink of extinction when we found one packet from 1998 that still contained viable seed. Deep-green, nutritious leaves are sweet and buttery with a very crunchy midrib. It's almost a romaine, but sweeter and easier to grow. Perfect baby leaves, or mature heads. This unusual and choice lettuce variety will loves afternoon shade.