GB CULTURAL INFO: ALL/ Mat 6-13 / Harvest 1-3 / Yield leaf 135-540, head 75-300/ Spacing: Leaf 8-9, Head 12 /
SEED CODE: GB
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-14
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION: 68 F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring, Summer, Fall, mild winters
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. 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 every 2-3 weeks for succesion planting.
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
DESCRIPTION: A rare, long-standing heirloom leaf lettuce that has it all. We feel it is one of the best lettuces in the world. Will stay fresh and tasty at marketable size for about three weeks even in hot weather. Overwintered through a snowy winter in Willits (zone 8). Can be grown as a cut and come again variety. One of our gardeners took seven heads off each of her plants one summer. Oak-leaf shaped, bronze-red leaves are tops for appearance and sweet flavor.