Tried and true heirloom
for cool spring soils, BSS gets salad on the table early and often.
Tender texture, mild flavor.
Fresh, spring-green color and curly leaf adds some sparkle and texture to salad--add a bronze, a deep green(Mizuna greens or Emerald Fan Lettuce), and Merlot Lettuce, and you have a spring lettuce rainbow.
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames extend season. Fertile, composted soil that is loose, not too acid, well-drained, and in good tilth with adequate nitrogen and moisture promotes fast growth for best flavor. In hot climates, use shade cloth mid day to keep plants cool. Pick outer leaves every 10 days or so, leaving a central rosette of 6-8 leaves. Or cut ensure heads and plan on sowing every 2 weeks.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/ C, W/Matures 6-12/Harvest 1-3/Yield 135-540/Spacing 8-9"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow and tolerates winter cold