Germ 4-10 days
This heirloom variety is believed to have originated in the mid 16th century. It remains popular and stands out as it has exceptionally good flavor and texture. 7-9” loose head red bib type, leaves are both tender and fleshy. Has a thick mid-rib and tolerates both heat and cold. 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.