DESCRIPTION: AAS winner in 1985. Loose leaf lettuce with a fairly crunchy midrib and bronzered, ruffled leaves. Heat tolerant & slow to bolt. Takes cold well if given protection. Always popular and often requested. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
DAYS TO MATURITY: 50-66
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 2-15
WHEN TO PLANT: Cool-weather, early-spring, late summer, mild winter
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
GROWING 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 or plant where there is morning sun only. 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 weeks.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/ C, W/Matures 6-12/Harvest 1-3/Yield 135-540/Spacing 8-9"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow, tolerates winter cold, tolerates hot weather