Freckles Lettuce Seeds - (Lactuca sativa)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 200 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 55-70 days
- Days to Germination:
- 2-10 days @ 60-70F
- Plant Spacing:
- Soil Requirements:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Freckles Lettuce - Add Some Speckles to Your Greens
A beautiful tender heat and sun tolerant romaine lettuce with green leaves splashed with red.
This heirloom lettuce variety dates back to Austria in 1793. The Austrian description is close to "trout lettuce", describing it's speckled coloration. Also known as Flashy Troutback lettuce.
Thrives in warm climates with fertile soil and moderate rain or irrigation. Because of its sun and heat tolerance, this slow-bolting variety is a great choice for warmer gardens in the summer.
Lettuce is thought to have originated in Asia Minor, probably from one of the wild lettuce types, of which there are more than 100 varieties. Lettuce graced the tables of Persian kings, Roman senators, and medieval lords. It has been food for peasant and noble alike for hundreds of years. Lettuce was also prized medicinally for its cooling powers and was used to tame fevers, liver inflammations and lust.
Leaves are used in salads and on sandwiches.
Mulching your lettuce plants will help the shallow root system maintain even moisture. Try to keep constant moisture by watering the soil not the leaves.