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Lettuce, Bijella (Organic)

Lactuca sativa. Green Red. 25 days baby; 50 full.

Curly, red-tipped, green oak leaf lettuce produces compact, denser heads than many other oak leaf varieties, making it ideal for market displays. Quick and easy to chop or tear into a delicious salad with the perfect loft. Suitable for baby leaf production. Sweet and aromatic flavor is best when harvested in spring or autumn, and also does well in moderately hot summers. Leaves have a buttery smoothness with a nice light crispness creating a balanced texture. Very slow to bolt. Disease resistant, partly due to its upright growth habit. A clear winner in our variety trials. Developed by plant breeder Thomas Heinze of the Kultursaat biodynamic plant breeding initiative in Germany. Our original seed stock came from Bingenheimer Saatgut in Germany.

1/2 g packet ≈ 300 seeds
$3.90

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2 g packet ≈ 1200 seeds
$6.90

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1/4 oz
$12.80

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Geographical Origin

Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil year-round. Transplant into the garden 3-4 weeks after sprouting at 3″ spacing for leaf, 12″ for heads.  Alternatively, direct sow March through September. In our area, lettuce can go through winter if protected. Succession sow for continual harvest.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds when flowers are downy like dandelions. Cut seed heads and place upside down in a bag to dry for a few days. Knock seed heads against side of bucket or tote, rub downy fluff off seeds. Winnow and screen to clean.

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