Lettuce, Pandero (Organic)
Lactuca sativa. Red Romaine. 30 days baby; 60 full.
A deep red version of Winter Density with very dense heads that are slow to bolt and have both heat and cold tolerance. The red color darkens up early making it a very good salad mix variety. Can be planted densely like Little Gem and harvested small for mini heads. Resistant to downy mildew. If you like Winter Density and you like red, you will like this. We originally sourced Pandero from a seed company in England.
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.