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Lettuce, Hungarian Winter Pink (Organic)

Lactuca sativa. Red Butterhead. 60 days.

Winter hardy, light-red butterhead originating in Hungary. The 12” green heads are splashed with red-pink. Very tender and delicious. Quick to bolt in the heat but perfect for spring and fall rotations. When growing for market, we liked to plant a late rotation in September to produce dense, 6” mini-heads for harvest in December through January. We then harvested whole heads and broke them up into our salad mix (years before “Salanova” came out). It was a quick way to add color and bulk up salad mix in the dead of winter. Interior leaves maintain quality down to 20°F. Came to us via the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) in California.

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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1 oz
$30.00

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Geographical Origin

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.

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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