Butterhead Lettuce

Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed Lettuce Organic

Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed Lettuce Organic

LT384

55 days. While we won't even venture to hypothesize where the "drunken woman" part of the name comes from, the "frizzy headed" portion makes much more sense since this unique butterhead forms a single savoyed head. Robust 8 inch plants have mint green leaves that are tinged in mahogany red.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 800 seeds per gram.
  • LT384/L
  • 1/2 gram Organic
  • $3.45

  • LT384/M
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $6.85
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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.

Culture
• 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

Transplanting
• 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.

KEY TO LETTUCE DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
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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great seeds
Mar 9, 2018  |  By Debi Ulrey-crosby
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Love these seeds and the Frizzy Headed Drunken Woman is my all-time favorite lettuce!
Delicious and Resilient
Jan 29, 2016  |  By Liz Dickson
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I've grown this 2 years, along with 3 or 4 other varieties, and it's my favorite. This always tastes sweet and slightly crisp, almost like limestone. It's slow to bolt in my high-desert climate, quick and reliable to germinate. It's even pretty in the salad bowl!
Delicious cool weather lettuce
Apr 9, 2015  |  By Anne
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Give this lettuce some space - it will grow to 12-16" in diameter. In February, we had a couple weeks of 50-60s overcast and drizzly weather and this lettuce exploded with joy. Very delicate, mild and lightly sweet - so tasty! Store-bought dressings were too heavy, so I made a lightweight vinaigrette. I love this lettuce. Unfortunately, it doesn't love Texas heat. I seed every couple weeks; the later seedings didn't fair well when the temperatures skyrocketed from 60-70s into the 90s. Poor little lettuces wilted and died. Note for next time: this is a cool weather lettuce (well, cool weather by central Texas standards).
Fantastic
Jun 12, 2014  |  By jennidy
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Delicious lettuce. Grows big without going to seed, but make sure to give this one enough space because it'll need it. Pest resistant. Started inside and transferred out to a garden bed. Very good germination rate. Will grow this one again.
Loved this lettuce!
Mar 6, 2013  |  By Jennifer
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Not only is the name fun, this lettuce performed very well in my garden last year. It withstood last summer's heat longer than I expected, and gave us many meals worth of crisp, tasty leaves. I'm looking forward to growing this again this year.