Lettuce - Organic

Speckles Lettuce Organic

Speckles Lettuce Organic

LT427

50 days. Many gardeners enjoy growing heirlooms that have a history of good performance and taste. Speckles is an old Amish heirloom that combines those attributes with an interesting pigment pattern-bright red speckles on a lime green butterhead leaf. Forms a tight bibb-like head with a blanched heart of yellow-green leaves. Good buttery flavor.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 800 seeds per gram.
  • LT427/L
  • 1/2 gram Organic
  • $3.25

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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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tender and delicate
Mar 4, 2013  |  By Tatiana Podstavkova
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Firstly, it is really beautiful! The second picture is a better representation. Secondly, the leaves are very delicate and tender, very tasty. However, I found it needs to be refrigerated immediately and even then it doesn't keep for long, it tends to wilt.
Excellent Head Lettuce
May 12, 2012  |  By Natalie
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This is the only head lettuce that has been successful in my garden. Wonderful taste, prolific grower and tastes great. Insects do not seem to bother this lettuce at all and it does well in heat so far.