Cracoviensis Lettuce (Organic Heirloom 50 Days)

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The Cracoviensis Lettuce is an 1885 French Heirloom. Lightly savoy elongated leaves have lovely purple tips that form a loose rosette and have a sweet buttery flavor. Attractive dual-purposed heirloom lettuce used for a cut-n-come-again type, and for “Celtuce”; the bolted stems are harvested before the seed head emerges which is then peeled exposing a crunchy celery and asparagus-like center. 

300 seeds

Cracoviensis Lettuce (Organic Heirloom 50 Days)


Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 60-75ºF. Soil above 75ºF inhibits germination.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep

Outside Sowing: Spring when the soil temperature reaches at least 50ºF. Sow 1” apart, thin to 6-12”, depending on the size of lettuce you want, baby to full heads. Keep soil moist during germination. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a longer harvest period. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens using the 1 oz. Pinetree Lettuce Mix.

Starting Indoors:  3-4 weeks before planting outsideSow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thinning to one per cell/pot. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperatures. Transplant out, 8-12” apart in rows 12” apart.

How much does a packet plant: 25-foot single row  

Harvest: Cut whole heads at the base or snipe off individual leaves.  

Tips: The Cracoviensis Lettuce needs fertile soil for optimum growth. Work in compost or well-rotted manure into your soil before planting. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.