Speckles Lettuce Seeds (Leaf Type) 1742

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Speckles Lettuce Seeds (Leaf Type) 1742 Heirloom Vegetable. Speckles is an Amish heirloom variety with beautiful bright red speckles on a lime green Butterhead type leaf. This showy lettuce adds colour to any salad. Speckles is a cross between a green butterhead and Forellenschluss (troutback) romaine.

How to Grow

880 seed/gram. Lettuce is a sun-loving cool weather crop that grows best in organic, well drained soil. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow about 3 mm (1/8″) deep in rows 45 cm (18″) apart. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest leaf lettuce by either pulling the entire plant or by cutting leaves from the main stem at least 2.5 cm (1″) above the base – this will allow the plant to sprout new leaves. 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 become bitter.

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