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Brightly colored leaves shine in the garden! Australian Yellow Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a large, loose-leaf heirloom that grows up to 16-inches in diameter. Heat tolerant and slow to bolt, it’s lightly frilled leaves are crunchy and full of flavor. (50-60 days)
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.