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White Boston Lettuce Seeds

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Lactuca sativa
White Boston Lettuce Seeds (72 days)

White Boston produces excellent yields of firm, round, 12" heads of butterhead lettuce. A buttery-yellow heart .  An improved version of Big Boston (see pic). 

Does well in warm conditions and is recommended for southern gardens. (Main picture shows White Boston just getting started and before heading stage.)

1947 Schell's Seed Company says about White Boston (see pic)
"Very uniform, solid heads.  Color light green, with beautiful buttery yellow center, deliciously tender and tasty.  Schell's White Boston is an early lettuce, easy to grow.  We urge all of you who specialize in growing fancy quality head lettuce, whether an acre or fity acres, get acquainted with our strain of White Boston.  It will prove a money-maker for you.  For the home garden it is very desirable quality head lettuce.  We sell many thousands of pounds of it."

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Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield


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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