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The flavor is mild, buttery and terrific! Yugoslavian Red Butterhead Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) forms large, loose heads of burgundy tinged leaves. Fast growing and nutritious, this variety is equally at home in containers, flower beds or planted in rows. Very popular! (55 days) Learn about Growing Lettuce here.
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 the 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.