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Organic Tennis Ball Lettuce


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organic blue lake bean seedOrganic Tennis Ball Lettuce

Latuca sativa

500 mg packet ~300 seeds

50-55 days

Tennis Ball lettuce forms small rosettes between 6-8 inches in diameter of loose light green leaves. Very tender lettuce.

This lettuce is an  American Heirloom from the early 19th century and was  grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.

During the 17th and 18th century this lettuce was often enjoyed pickled in a salt brine and stored through the winter. Butterhead lettuce.

Fun variety to grow with children, as it is so petite. Very cold hardy variety, but bolts quickly in warm weather.

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

Latuca sativa var.crispa

Planting Tips for Organic Heirloom Lettuce Seeds:

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 a new crop every 2-3 weeks 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.



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