Butterhead Lettuce

Alkindus Lettuce Organic & Pelleted

Alkindus Lettuce Organic & Pelleted


65 days. This eye-catching, cabernet-colored butterhead sports slightly ruffled, thick leaves that swirl into an attractive head with a brilliant green heart. Generous plants reach 12 inches wide and 8 inches tall with extended field-holding ability allowing them to maintain prime eating quality and absolutely bitter-free flavor. HR: DM 1-26, 28, 32, Nr 0, TBSV. IR: LMV 1.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 800 seeds per gram.
  • LT471/L
  • 1/4 gram Organic
  • $4.25

  • LT471/X
  • 100 seeds Pelleted
  • $4.35

  • LT471/Y
  • 250 seeds Pelleted
  • $6.45

  • LT471G1M
  • 1M Organic
  • $9.15

  • LT471/Z
  • 1000 seeds Pelleted
  • $18.75

  • LT471G1
  • 5M seeds Organic
  • $42.85

  • LT471PL2
  • 5M seeds Pelleted
  • $49.80

  • LT471G2
  • 25M seeds Organic
  • $185.00

  • LT471PL3
  • 25M seeds Pelleted
  • $203.85

  • LT471G3
  • 50M seeds Organic
  • $335.00
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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.