Bring something colorful to your salad with this heirloom butterhead. Emerald and bronze frilled leaves are crisp and delicious and grow on loose heads that can weigh up to a pound. This variety is slow to bolt and performs well in hot climates. It is ready to cut in 55 days.
Wild lettuce, from which modern lettuce is derived, originated in Asia Minor. The ancient historian Herodotus records its presence on the tables of 6th century Persian kings, and throughout the following centuries it became a popular crop all over Europe. Columbus brought it with him to the New World, starting its spread over the North American continent. Without a doubt, lettuce now holds a place in nearly every garden on the globe.
Sow seeds indoors for transplant or directly in soil ⅛” deep. Plant a few seeds per hole. After 15 days, seedlings should be thinned or transplanted to full sun to be 6-10” apart with rows 12-18” apart. Keep in rich well drained soil. Baby leaves can be harvested after 25 days. Full heads are ready for harvest after 60 days, and can be cut at the base leaving 1” of stem for regrowth. These crisp and crumpled leaves are great for salad greens and in a fresh sandwich.
Seed Variety: Lettuce Seeds – Butterhead – Bronze Mignonette
Latin Name: Lactuca sativa
Days to Maturity: 60 Days – Annual Crop – Not Intended to Over-winter – All Zones in the U.S.A
Germination Rate: High – Open Pollinated
Seeds for: Farm & Garden Vegetable Seeds
Seed Quality: Non-GMO – Heirloom – Premium Seeds
Seeds Per Package:
- 2 g – Approximately 1,800 Seeds
- 1 oz – Approximately 25,480 Seeds