Lettuce Butterhead Speckles Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Butterhead Speckles Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa var. capitata

Item #3070

55 days. According to folklore, the Mennonites brought this variety with them from Germany and Holland over 200 years ago. Speckles is sweet and tender, rarely bitter, and quick maturing. Butterhead lettuces are also known as Boston or bibb lettuce. Good container variety.
This packet sows up to 92 ft.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing:
8"

Thinning:
When 1/2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"


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 4 to 6 weeks before the average first fall frost. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

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.

Special germination instructions: Light aids germination; sow shallowly.

Harvesting: Harvest mature plants by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2". For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any time, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.

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