DESCRIPTION: Sweet-flavored lettuce with large, heavy, dark-green heads 9-10" high. Much used for autumn sowing. Slow to bolt. A Romaine with dense crunchy hearts like an iceberg--has been described as a "tall buttercrunch". The most frost-hardy head lettuce, with classic flavor. Amazingly good as a summer lettuce, too--this one is really adaptable. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
DAYS TO MATURITY: 55-65
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
SOURCE CODE: C
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. Slow to bolt, but in hot climate site plants where they will get morning sun only, like the east side of a house or to the north of taller crops. Or use shade cloth mid day to keep plants cool. Good for Autumn sowing. Plant every three weeks for continuous harvest.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W, H/Matures 6-13/Harvest 1-3/Yield 135-540/Spacing 10-12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates winter cold