Lettuce - Organic

Flashy Butter Oak Lettuce Organic

Flashy Butter Oak Lettuce Organic

LT450

54 days. Truly a masterpiece with an exquisite melding of shape, color, taste, texture and form. Compact plants have slightly puckered, emerald green, oak-shaped leaves with a shock of brilliant maroon speckles and are a delight to the eye. The crisp, tender crunch and succulent flavor make this the best a lettuce can offer. Thanks to Frank Morton for creating this variety with the beauty of Flashy Trout's Back, the divine flavor and texture of a butterhead, and the flowing form of an oak leaf.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 800 seeds per gram.
  • LT450/X
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  • $2.95

  • LT450/L
  • 1/2 gram Organic
  • $3.25

  • LT450/Y
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  • $4.35

  • LT450/M
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $6.85

  • LT450/Z
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  • $7.95

  • LT450/N
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  • $18.85
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Seed DepthSeed SpacingSoil Temp for Germ.Days to Germ.Thin Plants To Approximately 800 seeds per gram.
One gram will sow 15 row feet.
1/8″See Below40-75°F2-1510-16″


Lactuca sativa One of our specialties, we offer an extensive, diverse selection of lettuce varieties. Plant a mixture of types for a blend of flavors, textures, and colors to supply the family with nutritious, tasty, and beautiful, fresh salad greens all year-round.

CULTURE: Most lettuces are hardy, cool-season crops that can be planted as early as the soil can be worked. Many do best when the air temperature is between 60-70°F, and will germinate well at soil temperatures as low as 40°F. Choose heat tolerant varieties for summer plantings. Lettuce can be sown either directly into the garden or started indoors and transplanted. With succession plantings every 3 weeks, you can enjoy fresh salads all season. A cold frame and cold-hardy varieties can stretch the spring and fall growing season into the winter months.
TO DIRECT SOW: Sow seed 1 inch apart, in rows 16-18 inches apart. Cover seeds lightly and firm gently. As soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed, thin loose-leaf types 10-14 inches apart and icebergs, butterheads, and romaines 12-16 inches apart.
FOR TRANSPLANTS: Sow 3-4 seeds per inch in sterile seedling mix 3 weeks prior to planting out. Transplant individual plants into pots or cell trays 2 weeks after sowing. Before planting outside, harden off for 2-3 days by reducing water and placing outdoors in a sheltered location. Leafy green vegetables require a moderately fertile soil. One cup of our complete fertilizer per 10 row feet will provide adequate nutrition.
INSECTS/PESTS: Most lettuce grows quickly, so pests aren't a problem. Aphids can be washed off with a strong spray of water, and slugs can be controlled with diatomaceous earth, slug baits, or traps.
HARVEST: During the warmer seasons, lettuce remains in prime eating condition for about 3 weeks. While picking individual leaves helps extend the season somewhat, all eventually become tough and bitter as they begin to bolt. We've found that rinsing lettuce under warm tap water can help reduce bitterness.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 80%. Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding. Usual seed life: 3 years.
What is pelleted seed?
Seed that has been coated with a clay-based material to form a larger, round shape. This makes planting by hand or mechanical seeder easier and allows for more controlled sowing of small seeds such as carrots or lettuce.
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The Perfect Lettuce
Jun 11, 2012  |  By Maia Holliday
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Flashy Butter Oak has many sterling qualities to recommend it: the tender, sweet leaves are delicious; it's oak-leaf shape and vivid splashes of sassy red stand out in a crowded salad bowl and it can be arranged in an elegant fan-shape on an individual salad plate. The growth habit of this lettuce is more open making it easier to pick individual leaves for small salads without harvesting the whole plant and makes monitoring for the presence of pests a breeze.