Germ 4-10 days
Heirloom – 1700’s
This Cos lettuce (romaine) is a unique bronze-red color, like no other we’ve ever seen. Its tall elongated leaves are hearty and delicious, and harvest can be conducted over a long period as it is slow to bolt. This variety dates back to the 18th century, but hasn’t been offered in this country for years. Our grower discovered some seed in a warehouse and a few were still viable, thus it was brought back on the market. 500 seeds
Indoors- 3-4 weeks before planting outside. Sow 1/4” deep in cells with soil temps 55-70 degrees. Transplant out 8-12” apart.
Outdoors- Sow 1/4” “deep, 1” apart. Thin to 6-12”, depending on the size of lettuce you want from baby to full heads. Keep moist during germination.
Harvest- cut whole head at base or individual leaves before lettuce starts to bolts and becomes bitter in the heat and long days summer.
Tips- Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and adequate water for optimum growth. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens using the 1 oz. Pinetree Lettuce Mix for a season long supply of lettuce.