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Heirloom Butterhead Lettuce

Kagraner Sommer

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Heirloom Butterhead Lettuce

Kagraner Sommer

EXCLUSIVE - Heat-tolerant European heirloom known for its softly folded, luscious green leaves that reveal solid, juicy hearts. Large green ...
EXCLUSIVE - Heat-tolerant European heirloom known for its softly folded, luscious green leaves that reveal solid, juicy hearts. Large green leaves have delicious buttery texture and flavor.
Seed Count: Approx. 1450 / Weight: 1.25 gms
$ 3.03 $ 3.79

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

In cool early spring weather, start seeds in finely worked soil in full sun. Sow 1/4 inch deep and 2 inches apart in rows 6 to 8 inches apart and cover lightly. Tend carefully and keep evenly moist. Gradually thin out extra seedlings, leaving remaining plants standing 12 inches apart so lettuces have room to size up and fully mature into big butterhead rosettes. For a constant supply, make several sowings a few weeks apart until summer weather turns hot. Plant again in late summer for fall harvest.

 

GROWING NOTES

Lettuce thrives in cool conditions with consistent moisture. Weed, water and be sure to thin carefully to proper spacing for best quality heavy heads. If birds are attracted to young seedlings, cover with floating row covers or netting. Make a shade structure in hotter climates to extend the growing season.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Savor young thinnings in your first spring salads. Then harvest plants by cutting mature heads when they feel firm and well-filled out. Be sure to thin properly and keep evenly moist for sweet tasting, full heads. Pull and discard or compost over-mature plants if they begin to elongate (“bolt”) in hot weather as leaves turn bitter at this stage.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - May
September - April
Full sun
2 inches apart
1/4 inch deep
7 - 14 days
Approx. 58

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - May
September - April
Full sun
2 inches apart
1/4 inch deep
7 - 14 days
Approx. 58

Cold Winters

April - May

Mild Winters

September - April

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

2 inches apart
1/4 inch deep

Days to Germinate

7 - 14 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 58

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