GB CULTURAL INFO: C, W / Mature 6-13 / Harvest 1-3 / Yield leaf 135-540, head 75-300/ Spacing: Leaf 8-9, Head 12 /
DAYS TO MATURITY: 60-70
SEED CODE: O
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION: 68 F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring and Fall
SEED PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames extend 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. In hot climates use shade cloth mid day to keep plants cool. Pick outer leaves every 10 days or so, leaving a central rosette of 6-8 leaves. Or cut entire heads and plan on sowing week every 2 weeks.
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
DESCRIPTION: Tried and true heirloom for cool spring soils and frosty nights, BSS gets salad on the table early and often. Tender texture and nice mild flavor. Fresh, spring-green color and curly leaf adds some sparkle and texture to salad-add a bronze, a deep green,
speckled Amish, and Merlot and you have a cool-weather lettuce rainbow.