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.
Lettuce, Freckles ORGANIC
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.
|Days to Germination:||4-20|
|Days to Maturity:||45-55+|
|Height at Maturity:||2’|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Package Weight: .25 gram
|Dimensions||5.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in|
.25 ounce, Packet