Flashy Butter Gem Lettuce
Lactuca sativa. Organic. Open pollinated.
- 30 to 50 days.
- One of the more recent in the flashy red splashed series developed by Frank Morton.
- This Little Gem-like butter-cos produces a squat, oval shaped head speckled throughout with crimson flecks.
- Start picking at little gem size or allow to grow larger at which stage the lettuce is still sweet, tender and a delight in any salad.
- Plant spring, summer or fall. Add a little splash of color to your garden and salad.
Planting Directions: Sow seed ¼” deep in well prepared soil that has been amended with a general garden fertilizer or rich compost when soil temperatures are between 40°-80°. Sow indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Plant in early spring and again in fall. When young plants are well established begin thinning. The plants should stand 6” apart. Plant every few weeks as long as weather is cool for a continuous supply. Grow lettuce quickly for a crisp leaf. Keep the soil moderately moist during the entire growing season.