Lettuce Butterhead Marvel of Four Seasons Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Butterhead Marvel of Four Seasons Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa

Item #3058

55 days. If you are looking for a lettuce that is both tasty and attractive, this heirloom is the one. The tender, sweet leaves are green at the base, turning to a beautiful cranberry-red, forming a crinkly rosette that looks almost like a flower! Won’t turn bitter when heat arrives. Rosettes are 8" - 12" in diameter, good for large containers.

This packet sows nine 10‑foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing:
8"

Thinning:
When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 8"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperatures are 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed. In summer’s heat, plant in the afternoon shade of other crops.

Harvesting: Harvest as soon as possible after head forms; cut off at 2" above ground level; new leaves will grow from the center. Individual leaves can also be picked before a head forms for a continual supply. The earlier the harvest, the more tender the crop.



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