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Heirloom Crisphead Lettuce

Webb’s Wonderful

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Heirloom Crisphead Lettuce

Webb’s Wonderful

Love crunchy lettuce? The big wavy leaves of Webb’s Wonderful add juicy crunch to mixed and chopped salads, are perfect for tacos, and don’t get li...
Love crunchy lettuce? The big wavy leaves of Webb’s Wonderful add juicy crunch to mixed and chopped salads, are perfect for tacos, and don’t get limp in sandwiches. This fine crisphead variety has big, green leaves fold tightly around crisp white heart. It is known for its heat tolerance and does better than most other lettuces were summer heat comes on fast. You can pick the whole head or just harvest the generous outside leaves for weeks.
Seed Count: Approx. 835 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 2.99
#5518
#5518
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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 seeds lightly. Tend carefully and keep evenly moist. Gradually thin out extra seedlings (enjoy in early salads) leaving remaining plants standing 10-12 inches apart so lettuces have room to size up and fully mature into crunchy heads.

Sow again a few weeks later for another crop unless summer heat comes on strong. Plant again in early fall.

GROWING NOTES

Lettuce thrives in cool conditions with consistent moisture. Weed, water and thin carefully to proper spacing for best quality heavy heads. If birds are attracted to the young seedlings, cover planting beds 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 early spring salads. Be sure to thin properly and keep evenly moist for sweet tasting leaves. Harvest outside leaves or cut mature heads when well filled out. 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
Sept – April
Full sun

2 inches apart
1/4 inch deep 

7 - 14 days
60 – 70 days

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April – May
Sept – April
Full sun

2 inches apart
1/4 inch deep 

7 - 14 days
60 – 70 days

Cold Winters

April – May

Mild Winters

Sept – April

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

2 inches apart
1/4 inch deep 

Days to Germinate

7 - 14 days

Days to Harvest

60 – 70 days

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