Romaine Lettuce

Flashy Trout's Back Lettuce Organic & Pelleted

Flashy Trout's Back Lettuce Organic & Pelleted


55 days. This beautiful variety steals all the attention in the salad garden. In Europe, this Austrian heirloom is called Forellenschluss romaine and is one of the most prized of all varieties. A dark green-leaved romaine splashed with wine-red speckles. Imagine dipping a paintbrush in red paint and giving it a hard shake onto your romaine lettuce. You've got the picture. Your taste buds will like it too, for its rich buttery flavor.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 800 seeds per gram.
  • LT406/L
  • 1/2 gram Organic
  • $3.65

  • LT406/X
  • 100 seeds Pelleted
  • $3.95

  • LT406/Y
  • 250 seeds Pelleted
  • $5.75

  • LT406/M
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $6.25

  • LT406/Z
  • 1000 seeds Pelleted
  • $10.45

  • LT406/N
  • 1/2 oz Organic
  • $10.95

  • LT406G2
  • 2 oz Organic
  • $27.95

  • LT406G3
  • 1/4 lb Organic
  • $48.75
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
40-80°F2-151/8"10-16"1"16-18"80%3 years≈ 800Low

Lactuca sativa

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Lettuce performs best in cool weather, 60-70°F, and grows in a wide range of soil types
• Plant as early as soil can be worked
• For extended harvest, plant every 2-3 weeks and choose heat tolerant varieties for summer
• Lettuce seed can be sown every month from February—October
• A cold frame and cold-hardy varieties can stretch the spring and fall growing season into the winter months
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• 1 gram of seed will sow 30 row feet
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best results

Direct Sowing
• Use row cover to improve germination and prevent soil crusting
• As soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed, thin loose-leaf types to 10-14 inches apart; icebergs, butterheads, and romaines to 12-16 inches apart

• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Insects & Diseases
Common pests: Aphids and slugs
Pest control: Strong spray of water for aphids or applications of Pyrethrin or Neem oil, baits, traps, or Cabbage Collars for slugs

Harvest & Storage
• While picking individual leaves helps extend the season somewhat, all eventually become bitter as they begin to bolt

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. All pelleted seed has a National Organic Program (NOP) approved coating.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BR | Bottom Rot
DM* | Downy Mildew
LD | Lettuce Drop
LMV* | Lettuce Mosaic Virus
Nr* | Lettuce Aphid
PM | Powdery Mildew
Rs | Corky Root
TBSV | Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (Lettuce Dieback Complex)
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Aug 24, 2015  |  By Linda Young
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After being disappointed with so many varities (from other companies), I read the reviews of this lettuce and tried it. THANK YOU! What a wonderful lettuce! Easy to grow, holds up under the Cape Cod sun, sweet, and very pretty. Telling all my green thumb friends about this variety.
Our favorite lettuce
Jul 11, 2015  |  By RJT
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We grow this lettuce about 9 months out of every year (for the last three years). It's beautiful, delicious, and has a good texture. It's easy to grow here (PNW), which makes it even more likable, and it holds well in heat. There's no bitterness either!
Flashy Trout's Back
Jul 16, 2013  |  By Jacqueline Koegler
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Beautiful, sweet, tender lettuce, even in the Virginia summer heat!