Lettuce, Cindy (Organic)
Lactuca sativa. Green Butterhead. 55 days.
Large, light-green butterhead that produces high quality heads with a delicate buttery texture and sweet, nutty taste. Bred for spring or summer production with good bolt resistance. This excellent variety outperformed every other lettuce we planted in our fall trial of 20 varieties. European commercial variety dropped from the EU Common Catalog. Saved from extinction by Christina Henatsch, a biodynamic plant breeder in Germany, who gave it to us on our 2007 Seed Ambassadors Project trip.
Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil year-round. Transplant into the garden at 1′ spacing 3-4 weeks after sprouting. Alternatively, direct sow March through September. In our area, lettuce can go through winter if protected. Succession sow for continual harvest.
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.