Speckled Leaf Lettuce - Packet

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Is it fair to name a lettuce after a fish? The unusual leaf pattern of Troutback lettuce, an Austrian heirloom, gives this lettuce a distinctive look. Grown for over 200 years. Troutback lettuce awakened gardeners to the purpose of heirloom seeds, as a way to rediscover the diversity that once abounded in our kitchen gardens. A looseleaf semi-romaine head, harvest leaf by leaf or as a full sized.
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Speckled leaf lettuce made its way to the U.S. via the Netherlands and then Canada in the very tail end of the 18th century. And are we glad it did! This Amish loose-leaf variety has gorgeous, apple-green leaves that are speckled with flecks of deep red, making it a stellar example of how a lettuce can really beautify a garden, and later your favorite salads. Its sweet, buttery taste is amazing too. The heads are small in size so the leaves stay petite and sweet, and you can pick leaves as you need them or harvest the whole head at once. For optimal freshness and flavor, pick your leaves in the morning when they're cool, crisp, and full of moisture.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.04 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 1510 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Lactuca sativa
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Planting Depth
1/8-1/4 inch
Seed Spacing
1-3 inches
Row Spacing
12-18 inches
Space After Thinning
10-16 inches
Days To Germinate
5-15 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Growth Habit
Harvest as needed, or all at once.
Seed Life Cycle
Container Planting
Additional Information
Landreth's Original
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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