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 MATURITY: 60 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
SOURCE CODE: GB
APPROX GERM DAYS: 2-15
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION: 68 F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring, Fall
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames extend the season. Best flavor if growth is fast: ensure soil has adequate nitrogen, aeration and water. In hot climates use shade cloth mid day to keep plants cool, plant under taller crops, or locate in a spot with morning sun only. Succession-sow every 3 weeks. Seed that has been stored over 80 degrees may need a week in the fridge before planting to ensure germination.
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
DESCRIPTION: Widely recognized as the very best-tasting romaine lettuce, this old English heirloom has never gotten the popularity it deserves. We are hoping that gardeners will now have a chance to discover its rich, sweet, and nutty flavor. Glossy green and bronze leaves are crisp and juicy. Kids love the flavor.