Speckled Amish Bibb Lettuce Seed Organic
These Speckled Amish Bibb Lettuce Seed are certified organic and an old heirloom with a most unique pigment pattern: bright red speckles on a lime green buttery leaf. Heads are dense and buttery, with pink patterned hearts that look like variegated radicchio. A confirmed member of the Slow Food Ark of Taste.
Mennonites brought seed in a covered wagon from Lancaster County, PA, to Ontario in 1799. Introduced into commerce in 1880 as Golden Spotted. Morton, who got the stock seed from Seed Savers Exchange, has been selecting to alleviate TB.
About 300+ seed per pack. Packed for 2017. Lot #381. 90% germination.
Lettuce Culture: May be started indoors in March and at regular intervals thereafter, or sowed outdoors as soon as ground can be worked. Many varieties won't germinate in soil temperatures above 75° and most shut down above 80°. Where available, we present data here from a California germination experiment at 84°.
Hardy. All lettuces except icebergs tolerate heavy frost. They grow best in cool weather with medium moisture. Use shade cloth to keep summer lettuce tender and sweet longer.
Sow every 2 weeks for continuous supply. Lettuce will not head unless thinned frequently and ruthlessly to final distance of 1'. Heavy nitrogen feeders.
Minimum germination soil temperature 35°, optimal range 40-80°, optimal temperatures 70-75°. Emergence takes 3 days at 68°soil temperature.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding.
We only ship to the first 50 states of the United States of America due to customs regulations.