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Slogun Lettuce

Slogun Lettuce

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

$3.95

Out of Stock for 2017

Description

Out of Stock for 2017. 60 days. The most bolt resistant lettuce in our 2016 summer lettuce trial when temperatures stayed in the high 80’s for weeks. Slogun is a crisphead type that forms a loose head of green leaves with a tinge of red. Texture is crisp with a nice flavor. Grows fast, heads up and then stays edible for several weeks - great for gardeners who want to harvest over a longer period. Originally selected by Tim Peters, saved by Turtle Tree Seeds.

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

In general, lettuce prefers cool weather and will bolt (flower) earlier in hot weather – this lettuce is 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 10” apart. For baby lettuce broadcast sow seeds.

 

Harvest:

Harvest heads with a knife as they form a full size head but before they begin to bolt. Alternatively, harvest individual leaves from the outside of the developing head.

 

 

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Lettuce is mostly self-pollinated and rarely crosses with other lettuces. Isolation distance: 12’. Minimum population size: 5-10 plants. Remove early bolting plants. If lettuce stems fall over, stake them. Harvest lettuce seeds as they begin to mature (they will form dandelion like white plumes on them). Harvest seeds by tapping stems to shake seeds into a bucket. It is best to harvest lettuce seed after several days of dry weather. Harvest seeds over several weeks.

 

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Description

Out of Stock for 2017. 60 days. The most bolt resistant lettuce in our 2016 summer lettuce trial when temperatures stayed in the high 80’s for weeks. Slogun is a crisphead type that forms a loose head of green leaves with a tinge of red. Texture is crisp with a nice flavor. Grows fast, heads up and then stays edible for several weeks - great for gardeners who want to harvest over a longer period. Originally selected by Tim Peters, saved by Turtle Tree Seeds.

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

In general, lettuce prefers cool weather and will bolt (flower) earlier in hot weather – this lettuce is 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 10” apart. For baby lettuce broadcast sow seeds.

 

Harvest:

Harvest heads with a knife as they form a full size head but before they begin to bolt. Alternatively, harvest individual leaves from the outside of the developing head.

 

 

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Lettuce is mostly self-pollinated and rarely crosses with other lettuces. Isolation distance: 12’. Minimum population size: 5-10 plants. Remove early bolting plants. If lettuce stems fall over, stake them. Harvest lettuce seeds as they begin to mature (they will form dandelion like white plumes on them). Harvest seeds by tapping stems to shake seeds into a bucket. It is best to harvest lettuce seed after several days of dry weather. Harvest seeds over several weeks.

 

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