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Heirloom Cutting Lettuce

Flashy Trout Back

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Heirloom Cutting Lettuce

Flashy Trout Back

Leaves of this great tasting, handsome heirloom are lavishly splashed with wine-red against a bright green background and their pretty speckled app...
Leaves of this great tasting, handsome heirloom are lavishly splashed with wine-red against a bright green background and their pretty speckled appearance begins right at the seedling stage.
Seed Count: Approx. 960 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 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 10 to 12 inches apart so lettuces have room to size up and fully mature into leafy 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 so plants have room to mature. 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.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

March - June
August - September
Sun
1/4 inch
2 inches
7 - 14 days
Approx. 50

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

March - June
August - September
Sun
1/4 inch
2 inches
7 - 14 days
Approx. 50

Plant In

March - June
August - September

Sun/Shade

Sun

Planting Depth

1/4 inch

Space Seeds

2 inches

Days to Germinate

7 - 14 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 50

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