Summertime Lettuce Seed

Summertime Lettuce Seed

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SKU170201
SKU170202
SKU1702012

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Summertime Lettuce Seed (45 days)

 

Developed by Dr. Jim Bagget at Oregon State University. Summertime is one of the few lettuces that can actually be grown in the heat of summer. 

It is a heat tolerant iceberg type lettuce that has a dark green wrapper leaves and frilled edges. 

These outer leaves provide excellent sun and wind protection the the rich, light green  medium-sized heads. 

Slow to bolt. 

Excellent for market and backyard grower. 
 

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  OR

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

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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