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Lettuce, Gentilina (Organic)

Lactuca sativa. Green Leaf. 30 days baby; 50 full.

Bright green, open-headed loose leaf, great for whole heads or for baby leaf cutting. The frilly, sweet flavored heads will get big in a hurry and can be cut at any size. We were looking for a great green looseleaf that had good flavor, wasn’t patented and met the conditions for us to grow on our farm. Gentilina fills the bill quite well and it also surprised us with hot weather tolerance. A popular variety used for salad mix in Italy, which is also where it originates.

Seed produced by Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon.

1/2 g packet ≈ 300 seeds
$3.90

Out of stock

2 g packet ≈ 1200 seeds
$6.90

Out of stock

1/4 oz
$12.80

Out of stock

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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