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Lettuce, Winter Density (Organic)

Lactuca sativa. Green Romaine. 30 days baby; 60 full.

A serious lettuce classic. We do not carry many common varieties but when we do, it is because we really love them. Winter Density Lettuce is halfway between a romaine and a butterhead. This old reliable variety is productive and disease resistant. Perfectly proportioned leaf shape for salad mix when small and perfect for sandwiches when fully sized. The crunchy, buttery, dense green heads are very cold tolerant and surprisingly heat tolerant as well. A cousin in style to Little Gem lettuce, if not in size. Very popular in England, its place of origin.

1/2 g packet ≈ 300 seeds

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2 g packet ≈ 1200 seeds

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1/4 oz

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1 oz

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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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  1. Jennifer Flajolet

    My favorite!

    Jennifer Flajolet (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Washington

    In addition to being delicious, it’s also a beautiful lettuce that fills me with joy each time I see it in the veggie garden. The heads are large, chunky, juicy, and a wonderful medium dark green. I was surprised to read it’s a romaine, considering how buttery the outer leaves are. The heart is lighter in color, rich-looking and plain mouth-watering. I’m located in South Washington, in the Walla Walla area ; our 2021 spring to summer is HOT HOT HOT, but they don’t seem to care and I love them even more for that! I can’t wait to see how they fare in the winter. Will save seeds and definitely order more, as they deserve to be a year-round staple! My picture and the website’s don’t do justice to their beauty, size, juiciness and incredible colors ♥

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