An oldie but goodie! Speckled Lettuce (Latuca sativa) is a popular Amish heirloom with bright yellow-green leaves and brilliant red flecks. Compact, bib-type heads have a pleasant, buttery flavor and are of good quality — rarely bitter! Certified organic, and ready for harvest in just 40-55 days. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Lettuce, too!
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants require partial shade in warm climates, rich, well-drained soil and regular water. Sow directly into prepared beds 2-4 weeks before the last expected frost. Try broadcasting over a wide row and gently rake or tamp to a depth of 1/8 inch deep — barely cover!
To harvest, pinch or cut leaves just above the soil surface and allow to grow back. Continue harvesting over several months, or until plants begin to lose flavor. Once plants bolt (flower), the harvestable leaves will become bitter.