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Freckles Lettuce (70 Days)

A unique and attractive romaine. Medium green leaves are freckled and blotched with burgundy spots. Flavor of the meaty leaves is great and they are very slow to turn bitter. Adds interest to any salad. 

500 seeds


Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75 degrees F. Soil above 75 degrees F inhibits germination.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep

Outside Sowing: Spring when soil temperature reaches at least 50 degrees F. 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 60-70 degrees F 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 base or snipe off individual leaves.  

Tips: 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.

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Irene S.
United States United States
Really tasty lettuce along with black seeded simpson--makes a pretty presentation.

Great and this lettuce if pretty and flavorful.

sweet flavor

Freckles has a mild, sweet flavor. It usually dies rather than bolts when it gets hot. Summers are hot and dry, and we have clay soil, so gardening is tough. Freckles performs well under those conditions, though not as well as other lettuce/greens. But I love the flavor and color it adds to my salads, so I keep buying the seed.

Margo L.
United States
Lettuce Freckles

Since you ask. This is an absolute favorite lettuce of mine. The only two plants that germinated out of the entire packet are wonderful. All other lettuces (5-6 types from various suppliers, including Pine Tree) that I planted the same day - all direct-seeded outdoors and watered in the exact same way had 100% germination. What was the problem with "Freckles" - have others had the same experience I had with these particular seeds from Pine Tree this year???

Marilyn B.
Leeds, Maine
Best lettuce

It lasts much of the summer in a very tasty state, long after other lettuces have quit or refused to germinate.

Deanne D.
Rocky River Ohio

High germination rate. Gorgeous in salad mixes or alone. Nice tender but substantial texture.