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: 45-50 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
SOURCE CODE: O
APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-14
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 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: New favorite with us for fast growth in cool spring conditions, with great flavor and texture. Shiny bright-green leaves are long and deep-green like a romaine, with great butter-head flavor but easy to grow and harvest like a leaf lettuce. This great new lettuce is an Oregon original--selected at Lupine Knoll Farm from seed mixes bred by Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds. Thanks to farmer Jonathan Spero for this great new heirloom-to-be.