Lettuce Romaine Freckles Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Romaine Freckles Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa

Item #3069

55 days. Enliven your Caesar salad with this gorgeous heirloom romaine! Not only beautiful and delicious, it is also heat tolerant (rare for romaines). The Austrians call Freckles Forellenschluss, which translates to “speckled like a trout.” Lettuce eat!
This packet sows up to 122 ft.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing:
12"

Thinning:
When 1/2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost. If using winter row covers, you can extend your season 2 to 4 weeks after first fall frost. In USDA zone 8 or warmer, also sow in fall for winter harvest.

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, grow in the afternoon shade of other crops.

Special germination instructions: Soil temperatures over 80ºF greatly reduce the germination rate in lettuces. In hot summer areas start successions indoors, outdoors in the shade of other plants or use a shade cloth to cool soil. Light aids germination, sow shallowly or press seeds into the surface.

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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