Lettuce Information Sheets

Butter King Lettuce

Pale green leaves are soft and, yes, buttery; the heads are heavy and relatively compact, filled with tender inner leaves that are mellow, sweet and succulent. Slower to bolt and tolerates heat better than most butterhead (Bibb) types, making it especially valuable in the South.

 

In Central Florida it helps to plant lettuce underneath a leaf canopy so that it is shaded during the hottest portion of the day. 

Sow continuously, every two weeks, for a constant supply of lettuce.

Buttercrunch Lettuce

Buttery, crunchy, chewy leaves with a crisp heart - one of the best all round lettuces deserving of so many adjectives. Heat tolerant and slow to bolt.

In Central Florida it helps to plant lettuce underneath a leaf canopy so that it is shaded during the hottest portion of the day. 

Sow continuously, every two weeks, for a constant supply of lettuce.

Flame Lettuce

Introduced to gardeners in 1988 by Harris Moran. Described as “distinctly red; slow bolting; a fast mover for markets demanding unique vegetables.”  Seed Savers Exchange describes it as soft-textured loose leaf “cut and come again” lettuce.

 

In Central Florida it helps to plant lettuce underneath a leaf canopy so that it is shaded during the hottest portion of the day. 

Sow continuously, every two weeks, for a constant supply of lettuce.

Lolla Rossa Lettuce

Beautiful magenta leaves with tiny frills, light green bases. Mild flavored organic lettuce with small 5-8" leaves. Excellent for “cut-and-come-again” when thickly sown. The leaves make a wonderful garnish.

 

In Central Florida it helps to plant lettuce underneath a leaf canopy so that it is shaded during the hottest portion of the day. 

Sow continuously, every two weeks, for a constant supply of lettuce.

Red Velvet Lettuce

Loose leaf “cut and come again” organic lettuce with a striking appearance.  Soft, frilled leaves are solid maroon on top and green tinged with maroon on underside. Slow to bolt.

 

In Central Florida it helps to plant lettuce underneath a leaf canopy so that it is shaded during the hottest portion of the day. 

Sow continuously, every two weeks, for a constant supply of lettuce.

Mantilia Lettuce

A large and beautiful chartreuse butterhead lettuce that scored in the top 10 in Seed Savers Exchange’s 2010 lettuce tasting of over 70 varieties and remains popular. This mild, tender, and sweet lettuce has floppy leaves and is slow to bolt.

 

In Central Florida it helps to plant lettuce underneath a leaf canopy so that it is shaded during the hottest portion of the day. 

Sow continuously, every two weeks, for a constant supply of lettuce.

Speckled Lettuce

Loose leaf “cut and come again” organic lettuce with green leaves that are tinged with red. Mild flavor.

 

In Central Florida it helps to plant lettuce underneath a leaf canopy so that it is shaded during the hottest portion of the day. 

Sow continuously, every two weeks, for a constant supply of lettuce.

Red Salad Bowl Lettuce

Decorative upright loose-leaf lettuce plant, 6" tall and 14-16" wide. Beautiful deep-lobed bronze leaves are crisp and delicious. One of our best performers. Very slow to bolt.

 

In Central Florida it helps to plant lettuce underneath a leaf canopy so that it is shaded during the hottest portion of the day. 

Sow continuously, every two weeks, for a constant supply of lettuce.

Super Red Romaine

Intense red leaves on 10-inch tall and 12-inch wide plant.

 

In Central Florida it helps to plant lettuce underneath a leaf canopy so that it is shaded during the hottest portion of the day. 

Sow continuously, every two weeks, for a constant supply of lettuce.

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