Grand Rapids Lettuce Seeds

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Lactuca sativa
Grand Rapids Lettuce Seeds (45-55 days)

A long standing favorite, Grand Rapids produces medium-large plants that have wavy, frilled, deeply cut, light green leaves.  Nice uniformity.  Perfect for cold-frames, greenhouse growing or in the garden of course.  Crisp, tend and tasty.  Resistant to heat and tipburn resistant. 

1898 Nebraska Seed Co. Catalog says about Grand Rapids Lettuce....
"Grand Rapids Forcing: In the vicinity of Grand Rapids, Mich., this is the only variety they plant for forcing. It is an excellent sort."

1929 Steele Briggs Seed Co. Catalogs says about Grand Rapids Lettuce...
"An excellent variety for forcing, or outdoor planting, being quick of growth, and little liable to rot. The plant is upright and forms a loose head or cluster of large, bright green leaves slightly crimped and blistering and rather thin. As the leaves do not wilt quickly after cutting, it is a popular Lettuce for the market."


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1/8" 600-800 40-65 2-14 12" 8" 80 lb. Full to Partial

Latuca sativa

Planting Tips:

Sow directly into very fertile, loose soil.  Thin down to final spacing once plants are established.  For best results, plant in spring or fall.  Harvest outside leaves for a continual harvest.  For longer harvest, stagger plantings every 2-3 weeks.

Heat Tolerance:  If you are growing lettuce in the heat, plant them where they will get afternoon shade.  Lettuce is a spring and fall crop in really hot areas.

Harvest Tips: For a continual harvest, sow every 2-3 weeks a new crop if cutting full heads, otherwise harvesting outside leaves will encourage a longer harvest from individual plants.

Seeding Rate:

30,000 plants/acre, aproximately 2 oz.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.


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