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Flashy Butter Oak lettuce


Organically Grown
Lactuca sativa
Annual, Looseleaf/Oakleaf
300 seeds, Net Wt .45g

Deep green and red speckled oakleaf with the flavor and texture of a butterhead, 12" head. Bred by Frank Morton of Flashy Trout's Back. First released by Fedco seeds in 2005. Tags: Looseleaf/Oakleaf, Bi-Colored, Spring Fall Winter.

How to grow lettuce from seed

Start indoors 4-5 weeks before last frost, plant out 4 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 8–10 weeks before first frost. Direct seed after last frost as soon as soil can be worked 1" apart, thin. Plant every two to three weeks to ensure continuous crop. Avoid sowing one long row all at once. Choose bolt-resistant varieties for summer harvest. When harvesting soak in cool water to remove bugs. For continuos winter cold frame harvest from Elliot Coleman's book 'The New Organic Grower' page 47: September 1 to 10, sow every 3-1/2 days. September 10 to 18, every 2 days, September 18 to October 10, every 3-1/2 days, October 10 to November 15, every 7 days. November 15 to December 15, every 10 days. Soil pH 6.0-6.8. Hardiness zones 6-9.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 22,400 seeds per ounce. Federal germination standard: 80%. Usual seed life: 3 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 25 feet.

Planting Depth 1/4"
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-75˚F
Days to Germ. 5-14
Plant Spacing 12-14"
Row Spacing 16-18"
Days To Maturity 54
Full Sun
Moist Well Drained