(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.
Bright green leaves, unique silky texture and sweet flavor even in the heat of summer. Good selection for indoor or outdoor cultivation, with some tolerance to powdery mildew and downy mildew as well as excellent resistance to heat stress and tip burn. Spring/summer crop · Field or greenhouse (Lactuca sativa). Maturity 28 days baby/58 days full size.
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.