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Ice Queen Lettuce (Heirloom, 62 Days)

Heirloom. A historic French crisphead (iceburg) lettuce, from the late 1800’s , also known as Reine Des Glaces. Outer leaves are ruffled with jagged edges and tucked inside is a crispy textured head. It stood out in our trials, having formed beautiful heads with excellent heat tolerance. We see why this one has been grown in gardens for over a century.     

300 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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    eldon n.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    In the tropics this is the best variety and ready for harvest the fastest. After 30 days shade cloth on the vertical up against the row to prevent bitterness.

    My experience was good as usual.


    Pinetree Garden Seeds

    Hi Eldon, Thank you for the feedback on the Ice Queen. It is one of my favorites here in the Northeast and good to know that it does well in the tropics! Thank you and Happy Gardening ~ Deby

    HENRY H.
    United States United States

    the ground hog ate these also...

    great/selling buying experience...