Forellenschluss Organic Lettuce

Nature & Nurture Seeds

Lactuca sativa

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Pkt (≈300 seeds)
VALUE SIZE: 1/10 oz (≈ 1600 seeds)
Certified Organic
55 days. Apple-green romaine with red speckled leaves good for summer growing. This is one of the first heirloom lettuce varieties that Erica grew back in the 1990's and it is still a great lettuce! From Austria, it performs well in summer heat. Nice flavor and crunch. Works well as for cut-and-come-again baby greens or as full sized, open romaine heads. (aka Speckled Trout Back)

In general, lettuce prefers cool weather and will bolt (flower) earlier in hot weather – this lettuce is slightly more heat tolerant. For early head lettuce, start seeds indoors 3/1 at 68° (cover flat with a dome and expose seeds to light). Sow lettuce seeds outside anytime between 3/27 – 6/30. You can try to sow lettuce seeds 7/1-8/1 but lettuce seeds will not germinate when the soil temperature is over 80° - try covering seeds with row cover fabric to keep them cool and moist. Lettuce seeds need light to germinate - plant seeds on the surface of the soil and pat gently with a hand. Keep seeds constantly moist until germination. Days to germination: 2-14 days. Space head lettuce 12” apart.