Heirloom Vegetable. This old butter-head variety from France is famous for its crisp texture and unforgettable flavour. Grown by gardeners from at least the mid 1880’s! Crisp leaves are an attractive creamy yellow-green highlighted with red fringes that typically appear in cooler spring or autumn weather.
How to Grow
880 seed/gram While lettuce is fairly adaptable, it will make its best growth on organic, well-drained soils in sunny locations. Since lettuce is a cool weather crop, sow seed as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow seed about 3 mm (1/8″) deep in rows 45 cm (18″) apart. Lettuce can also be sown in blocks or squares as opposed to rows. Thin heading lettuce to 30 cm (12″) spacing. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest head lettuce by cutting the head off at the base just below the lower leaves. Once lettuce bolts (starts to produce a rapidly growing flower stem) leaves will become bitter.