Lettuce, Freckles ORGANIC

$3.95

(2 customer reviews)

A tender romaine favorite, Freckles romaine lettuce provides gardeners with succulent leaves of lettuce that can be picked as needed. Both heat and bolt resistant, it is ideal for growing in Southern California and the American Southwest.

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Description

Freckles romaine lettuce is beautiful on the plate, and tasty too! This speckled variety is heat and bolt resistant, making it ideal for growing in Southern California and the American Southwest.

Recommended Planting Requirements: Light soils with good drainage will give you the best harvest of lettuce. For Southern California growers, this may mean incorporating in large amounts of compost in soil that is less than desirable. The compost will inoculate your soil with important soil biology, retain more moisture in the soil, and improve tilth. Greens enjoy cool temperatures and adequate moisture in the soil. Use shade cloth to protect the greens and keep them from turning bitter if you plan to plant during a part of the year that is warmer. Coastal gardeners and farmers can grow greens year-round. Need help starting your seeds? Check out our seed starting videos on YouTube.

Growing Recommendation: Watering regularly is critical to good growth. In warmer climates watering more often may be needed. On our farm, we transplant out our greens by first starting them in the greenhouse. This allows for perfect spacing and better germination rates than directly sowing into the ground. It also allows us to avoid damage from insects that could destroy the tender little sprouts. If you desire to direct sow the seeds into a pot or garden bed, make sure the ground you are planting into is thoroughly moist. This may mean saturating a garden box or pot prior to planting.

Harvesting & Storage: Like most lettuces, you can trim wanted leaves from the plant as needed. You can also cut entire tops of the lettuce off and it will regrow. This is known as a cut and come again crop.

 

Soil Temperature:45-85°F
Planting Depth:1/8”
Days to Germination:4-20
Days to Maturity:45-55+
Height at Maturity:2’
Lighting Requirements:Full Sun
Spacing:1″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lactuca sativa

Package Weight: .25 gram

Additional information

Weight.10 g
Dimensions5.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in
Weight

.25 ounce, Packet

2 reviews for Lettuce, Freckles ORGANIC

  1. Ed Whited

    I planted this variety on 2/13/2019. It is growing well. I picked a leaf today and am pleased with both the taste and texture. Very pretty in the field. I expect it to be a good addition to my produce sales. Too bad I cannot post a photo to show how good it looks. I will probably start harvesting in the next week or two. I will plant another row as a follow on crop as well.

  2. cortneywood11

    We love planting this variety amongst our green and red lettuce varieties. The taste (and crunch) is great, but the color is spectacular! Makes for a beautiful bed and a handoff to neighbors and friends that always yields excitement!

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