When you say lettuce most people think Iceburg head lettuce. In reality lettuce has a lot of varieties but all of the varieties of lettuce can be narrowed into two groups; head lettuce (such as Great Lakes 118 and Romaine) and leaf lettuce (such as Black Seeded Simpson and Prizehead). Lettuce seeds can be direct seeded as early as soil can be worked or started indoors in early spring.
80 days. Large, upright, full-bodied heads with dark-green, slightly savoyed leaves that are mild and sweet. Plant reaches about 10 inches tall. Midribs are crunchy and juicy. Because of their higher chlorophyll content, romaine lettuces are among the most nutritious of all lettuces. Excellent performer in the intermountain region. Mosaic tolerant. Approx. 16,000 seeds/oz.
This mixture of lettuce varieties may take up to
35 to 70 days. This packet contains a mixture of favorite lettuce varieties
from across the spectrum of lettuce types. Approx. 16,000 seeds/oz.
Only takes 35 to 75 days from
ground to plate. A wonderful collection of greens of differing color, texture
and flavor. This mix includes a variety of leaf lettuces, arugula, spinach, and
endive. Approx. 16,000 seeds/oz.
45 days. Loose, light-green,
upright leaves with crimped and curled margins. Approx. 16,000 seeds/oz.
Waldmann's Green Lettuce is easy to grow, flavorful, and an excellent choice as a base for any microgreen salad. Great seed for beginners. Fresh green color is perfect to garnish any dish. Choose quantity:
AAS Winner. 65 days.
Recommended by Utah State University, Organic Buttercrunch is the most popular
of the butterhead varieties. Approx. 16,000 seeds/oz.
Up to 45 days from planting
to harvesting. AAS Winner. Recommended by USU. Approx. 25,650 seeds/oz.
This lettuce strain takes 40
days. Recommended by Utah State University. Approx. 16,000 seeds/oz.
70 days. This delightful miniature romaine type lettuce can be planted closer than its full-size cousins. It is suitable for container or window box production. Attractive heads grow to about 4 inches across and are best picked when 6 to 8 inches tall. Very heat tolerant. The outer leaves form a dark green rosette covering the pale inner heart. Ideal for sandwiches or small salads.
When direct seeding be careful to be sparing with the seed as they are very small and they will need to be thinned no matter how sparing you are. One benefit to starting them early indoors is that you can plant the seeds in individual pots and space them properly when planting them outside. Just be sure to harden the seedlings off before planting them by putting them outside in ever increasing increments for about two weeks. When the lettuce gets to two inches it’s time to thin them to the desired spacing. Head type lettuce will need a greater distance for spacing. Leaf type lettuce can be harvested earlier than head lettuce by cutting the side leaves or they can be cut to the ground when the plant gets larger like with head lettuce.