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Green Ice Lettuce (45 Days)

This vivid loose-leaf variety catches the eye and is delicious on the plate. The green, glossy leaves are meatier and more savoyed (crinkly) than other loose head types, and the 9” heads tend to be tighter and more compact. Flavor is very good and the exceptional crispness of each leaf is a real advantage. 

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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Tried and true

I grow several new varieties of lettuce each year, but this is the one I never skip. It is a dependable, crispy green leaf lettuce, always tasty, very slow to bolt. If I could only grow one lettuce, this would be it.

Joan H.
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Have been planting Green Ice lettuce for years and it never fails

Excellent shopping experience. Online ordering is a breeze and website is easy to navigate. Customer service (the one time I had a question) was great to deal with. I have been ordering seeds since 2005 and have never been disappointed.

Roberta T.
United States United States
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Green Ice is NICE!

My husband and I love this variety the best. It produces big leaves on a beautiful head of lettuce. When picked as a head of lettuce, it will last for at least a week or two in the crisping drawer in a plastic storage bag and is the sweetest lettuce. Great for all kinds of salads.

Mary E.
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Best green loose-leaf lettuce hands-down

I've been growing Green Ice lettuce for years. It is the very best green loose-leaf variety all season. It does not germinate well so it helps to start with fresh seed every year and plant it fairly thickly (every few weeks for lettuce all summer). The ones that grow are crisp, sweet and ruffly - much better than any other green loose-leaf variety I've tried and I think I have tried them all!

Sonia V.
United States

Tender lettuce

I started the seeds at home as it’s been too cold to start seeds in my Glen Spey garden. They quickly germinated and we’ve been eating the greens as we await warmer weather to sink them into the ground. Delicious.