(Lactuca sativa) An Old World crop, appreciated since ancient times, that requires cooler temperatures to grow really well. Sow in place in the garden as early in spring as soil may be worked— seeds sprout and grow whenever mild weather predominates. Or start indoors and set out acclimated seedlings 2-4 weeks before last frost date. Succession plant lettuce for a continual crop, but avoid long days and heat of early-mid summer. May be grown right through the winter where the weather is mild, or under row cover, cold frames, etc. Lettuce is healthy and rich in Vitamins A & C.
Dark green butterhead for spring production. Optima is a thick-leaved type, consistently producing perfect, large, dense heads. Its velvety texture and creamy flavor are sure to be a hit in every salad. Shows field resistance to Downy Mildew, Lettuce Mosaic Virus and bolting. (Lactuca sativa). Maturity 52 days. Disease Resistance: Bottom Rot, Tip Burn, MTO-10
Out-does all the reds, forming a loose teenage head with spectacular solid magenta color. Outredgeous is so red that botany students didn’t recognize it as lettuce when they saw it in Frank Morton’s breeding nursery. Makes an eye-catching statement in your premium salad mix! Great babyleaf variety or full size • Upright habit. (Lactuca sativa). Maturity 30 days baby/55 days full size.
Burgundy oakleaf with golden sheen, perfect for teenage heads or babyleaf all year.Maintains mild flavor in summer heat. Excellent fall/winter selection due to mildew resistance and attractive red color when light levels are decreasing. Rounder oaky shape and larger lobes than Red Salad Bowl; also has larger, tighter heads. Ideal fall/winter crop • Heat-tolerant. (Lactuca sativa). Maturity 30 days baby/60 days full size.
Dating back to 1830, this HEIRLOOM is the oldest American lettuce still in cultivation, which speaks to its charms. Plant Tom Thumb lettuce seeds for the smallest lettuce of all – a tennis ball-sized Bibb that will fit in the palm of your hand. The small heads have creamy yellow centers with medium green, slightly crumpled wrapper leaves. Tom Thumb works in containers – even window boxes! It’s a good candidate for indoor growing under lights and does not need a large container ..