Lettuce, Kalura (Organic)
Lactuca sativa. Green Romaine. 30 days baby; 60 full.
Very big, light green romaine heads. Good heat and cold tolerance with a crunchy sweet flavor. It performs excellently and is a variety we’ve heard many farmers swear by. We swear by it too! This was our romaine of choice when growing for market, and our itinerant elk loved it also. Once a popular commercial variety until it was dropped by the major catalogs. We are always proud to be a part of the community keeping this biodiversity available.
Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.
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.
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.