Seed Savers Exchange Lettuce, Summertime (Organic)

Seed Savers Exchange Lettuce, Summertime (Organic)

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Seed Savers Exchange Lettuce, Summertime (Organic)
Lactuca sativa

  • Organic
  • Beautiful and delicious with silvery-green leaves
  • Tolerates heat and resists bolting.
  • Crisphead
  • 80 days to maturity
  • New for 2021
  • From the Collection
  • Packet of 500 Seeds

 

True to its name, this beautiful and delicious crisphead variety tolerates heat and resists bolting. Plants measure 7-8.3" long and 14.5-17" wide and produce a solid, round head. Large, silvery-green leaves are highly toothed and measure from 7.8-10.2" long and 8.2-12.2" wide. Its very sweet, incredibly crisp, and extremely juicy leaves earned this variety high marks when it was evaluated at Seed Savers Exchange in 2015. Bred by Dr. James Baggett at Oregon State University in the late 1980s for areas where lettuce can be grown throughout the summer, this variety was donated to SSE in the 1990s by member Mary Schultz of Monroe, Washington. 80 days. Organic.

 

Learn To Grow It

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date.

These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden to create a bed of tender leaves and thinned to 6 inches apart as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/8-1/2 in. deep.
 

You can harvest the outer leaves of this plant as they mature or wait till it produces a full-sized head. To prevent the plant from bolting, keep the leaves well watered and cool.

This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.

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