Lettuce Seeds


Useful gardening information

Soil P H 6.0 to 7.0 - Sow seed in early Spring, as soon as soil can be worked. This occurs about four weeks before last expected Spring frost. Plant 1/8 inch deep in a wide row, 6 inches apart in all directions. Make sure soil contains a good supply of nitrogen for good leaf production. Lettuce may be started inside and transplanted into the garden for an earlier crop. Lettuce needs cool weather to do well. In warm weather, lettuce turns bitter and quickly goes to seed. Plant every two weeks for a continuous harvest all summer long. Make early plantings in full sun.
As soon as the weather warms up, start planting in partial shade. During the summer, a good spot to grow lettuce is against the house on the side that receives the morning sun, or in the shade of taller vegetables in the garden. Weed frequently, as lettuce has shallow roots and can't compete with deep rooted weeds.
Make sure to plant lettuce in the fall, as it is extremely productive at this time of the year. Lettuce can be grown in containers, and does well in one with a soil depth of 9 to 12 inches.

Informative articles found on the web:

How to grow Lettuce
Health Benefits of Lettuce


Crisphead/Leaf/Butterhead Lettuce
IP166 Buttercrunch
This extremely popular lettuce has a luscious, buttery texture. The soft heads are creamy yellow inside and have some heat resistance. Best in cooler regions. Plant early in spring and repeat every 2 weeks into fall. Protect from heat with shade cloth. Likes fertile soil, ample water. Best when picked minutes before your meal. Space lettuce plants 8" apart. 64 days.
  $1.95 per 825g pack ( several hundred seeds per pack )
IP165 Waldmann's Green
Dark green, frilled, ruffled leaves form an attractive head. Plants are vigorous and produce uniform heads of well-bunched, long, crumpled leaves. 49 days.
  $1.95 per 825g pack ( several hundred seeds per pack )
IP164 Valmaine
Very flavorful romaine with thick emerald green leaves. The tall, picture perfect plants are ready at 11-12" and support the erect, upright heads. Very heat tolerant. Highly resistant to downy mildew. 56 days.
  $1.95 per 800g pack ( several hundred seeds per pack )
IP163 Tango
Great for mesclun or salad mixes. Leaves are tender, deeply cut, and pointed with a beautiful green color. The uniform plants produce tender leaves that resemble endive and have a rich, pleasant flavor. 45 days.
  $1.95 per 825mg pack ( several hundred seeds per pack )
IP162 Brigitte
52 Days to maturity. Brigitte has an upright growing plant type that produces dark burgundy-red leaves that are ideal for harvesting early for baby leaf. The attractive leaves are blistered and have serrated leaf edges. Brigitte has shown good holding ability in the field and adds striking color to any salad mix.
  $1.95 per 1g pack ( several hundred seeds per pack )
IP161 Summer Bibb
A variety developed from Kentucky Bibb, it is slower bolting and better adapted to Southern heat standing 2-3 weeks longer than original bibb. Medium green rosette head, deep waxy leaves, firm interior. Recommended for hotbed or greenhouse growing. 60 days.
  $1.95 per 1g pack ( several hundred seeds per pack )
IP160 Red Salad Bowl
Maroon-red, deeply cut and finely divided leaves, very attractive in tossed salad. Red Salad Bowl is a long-standing, slow-to-bolt and early maturing lettuce that grows well all season and can be harvested over period of time. Its maroon-red, deeply cut and finely divided leaves are crisp and delicious and make an eye-catching addition mixed with green lettuce. Some tolerance to late-season mildew. 50 days.
  $1.95 per 850mg pack ( several hundred seeds per pack )
IP159 Salad Bowl
An old time favorite, the Heirloom Green Salad Bowl Leaf Lettuce is slow to bolt and tolerant to heat. This "All-America Selection" winner from 1952 is delicious and does not get bitter as it matures. It is also a steady grower even in warmer climates. 50 days.
  $1.95 per 900mg pack ( several hundred seeds per pack )
IP158 Parris Island COS
Hardy heirloom strain with sweet flavor and crisp texture.
Named after Parris Island, SC, this heirloom variety bred by the USDA and Clemson University was introduced in 1952. The sweet flavor and crisp texture have earned it a devoted following. Growing to about 10-12" tall, the large heads have deep green leaves that turn to a creamy yellowish-white at the heart. Highly disease resistant. 68 days.
  $1.95 per 850mg pack ( several hundred seeds per pack )
IP157 Prizehead
Green and maroon leaves with excellent tenderness and flavor.
This loose-leaf lettuce has bright green, ruffled leave that are tinged with maroon. Leaves are tender with excellent flavor—pick immediately before a meal for a great salad. Grows best in cool weather but does well in heat and is slow to bolt. Plant it as a spring and fall crop. Likes fertile soil, ample water. 45 days.
  $1.95 per 900mg pack ( several hundred seeds per pack )
IP167 Amish Deer Tongue
A wonderful old heirloom that is still extremely popular today. It holds up very well in the heat. The wonderfully tasty baby leaf is perfect for salads. Dark green triangular leaves have thin midribs, a lovely texture, a nutty flavour, and cover a crunchy inner heart. Amish Deer Tongue dates back to 1840.
Try planting some Amish Deer Tongue lettuce seeds in a patio container. Grow it in cold frames throughout the winter, and enjoy its tasty leaves in salads and sandwiches throughout the cold weather.
Matures in 31 days
  $1.95 per 400g pack
SF107 Artic King
Arctic King is a variety of heirloom Butterhead lettuce. This Lettuce is very easy to grow and produces a light green crispy leaf. Arctic King gets its name from its ability to withstand frosts and the winter cold with minimal cover in zones 5-10. It is considered one of the hardiest of all lettuces

Arctic King can be planted in September or October in southern zones and grown as a winter crop. Plant as soon as the ground can be worked in spring in northern zones for an early spring crop or in late summer for a fall crop.
For a continuous season of Arctic King lettuce all summer, plant every 2-3 weeks. It is slow to bolt when the summer heat arrives and cutting will extend the growing season.

  400mg pack ( a few hundred seeds ) $2.25
TPF210 Tom Thumb Lettuce
A miniature butterhead type lettuce producing tiny ( perfect size for one person ) heads of sweet flavored lettuce.
  $2.95 per 1g pack ( several hundred seeds per pack }
Multi Pelleted Seeds Lettuce
These unique multi-seeded pellets contain 5-7 seeds each of different lettuces for easy production of lettuce in small containers.

TRM869 SimplySalad Alfresco
35 Days. This mix has a true Mediterranean flavor and feel to it. The mix includes lettuces, arugula, endive and radicchio. Visually a stunning mix, with shades of green red and bronze.
These unique multi-seeded pellets contain 5-7 seeds each of different greens for easy production or baby leaf greens in a small container. A special benefit is that the various seeds in each pellet germinate right around the same time, ensuring that maturity is even at harvest time. These greens prefer a cooler climate for germination and growth, so bottom heat is not required. In a couple of weeks, baby greens are ready for harvest. When the plants reach 6" in height, the greens can be snipped 1" above the soil line. New growth regenerates in three weeks for a continual harvest and each planting can be harvested two to three times. Sow approximately 5-6 pellets/12" diameter container.
  10 pellets $2.95
TRM870 SimplySalad City Garden
35 Days. A traditional mix of lettuce varieties that are easy to grow and has wide appeal. This attractive mix includes shades of green and bronze and offers different leaf textures.
These unique multi-seeded pellets contain 5-7 seeds each of different greens for easy production or baby leaf greens in a small container. A special benefit is that the various seeds in each pellet germinate right around the same time, ensuring that maturity is even at harvest time. These greens prefer a cooler climate for germination and growth, so bottom heat is not required. In a couple of weeks, baby greens are ready for harvest. When the plants reach 6" in height, the greens can be snipped 1" above the soil line. New growth regenerates in three weeks for a continual harvest and each planting can be harvested two to three times. Sow approximately 5-6 pellets/12" diameter container.
  10 pellets $2.95
TRM871 SimplySalad Endless Summer
35 Days. Heat resistant and late bolting all lettuce mix that performs well through summer and does not develop a bitter taste.
These unique multi-seeded pellets contain 5-7 seeds each of different greens for easy production or baby leaf greens in a small container. A special benefit is that the various seeds in each pellet germinate right around the same time, ensuring that maturity is even at harvest time. These greens prefer a cooler climate for germination and growth, so bottom heat is not required. In a couple of weeks, baby greens are ready for harvest. When the plants reach 6" in height, the greens can be snipped 1" above the soil line. New growth regenerates in three weeks for a continual harvest and each planting can be harvested two to three times. Sow approximately 5-6 pellets/12" diameter container.
  10 pellets $2.95
TRM872 SimplySalad Global Gourmet
35 Days. A mix of Asian flavors and herbs for use in salads or stir-fry. The mix includes lettuces, brassicas and Asian herbs and offers different leaf textures in shades of greens and bronze. A mix of Asian flavors and herbs for use in salads or stir-fry. The mix includes lettuces, brassicas and Asian herbs and offers different leaf textures in shades of greens and bronze.
These unique multi-seeded pellets contain 5-7 seeds each of different greens for easy production or baby leaf greens in a small container. A special benefit is that the various seeds in each pellet germinate right around the same time, ensuring that maturity is even at harvest time. These greens prefer a cooler climate for germination and growth, so bottom heat is not required. In a couple of weeks, baby greens are ready for harvest. When the plants reach 6" in height, the greens can be snipped 1" above the soil line. New growth regenerates in three weeks for a continual harvest and each planting can be harvested two to three times. Sow approximately 5-6 pellets/12" diameter container.
  10 pellets $2.95
TRM873 SimplySalad Wonder Wok
Including mustards, kale and bok choy, these greens are prime candidates for salads, stir-fries and braising. 35 Days. A mix of Asian flavors and herbs for use in salads or stir-fry. The mix includes lettuces, brassicas and Asian herbs and offers different leaf textures in shades of greens and bronze.
These unique multi-seeded pellets contain 5-7 seeds each of different greens for easy production or baby leaf greens in a small container. A special benefit is that the various seeds in each pellet germinate right around the same time, ensuring that maturity is even at harvest time. These greens prefer a cooler climate for germination and growth, so bottom heat is not required. In a couple of weeks, baby greens are ready for harvest. When the plants reach 6" in height, the greens can be snipped 1" above the soil line. New growth regenerates in three weeks for a continual harvest and each planting can be harvested two to three times. Sow approximately 5-6 pellets/12" diameter container.
  10 pellets $2.95

Baby Leaf Lettuce ( Standard type seeds )
These varieties are so popular for their flavor and color used to make healthy salads. Plant new seeds every two weeks for continuous supply of lettuce.

RHC905 Blade Baby Leaf
Burgundy oak shape baby leaf, upright, strongly pronounced lobes, 60 days.
  1.25g pack ( about 1,000 seeds ) $6.95
RHC907 Chistera Baby Leaf
Frilled cherry red baby leaf, strong texture, fast growing, 60 days.
  1.2g pack ( about 1,000 seeds ) $6.95
RHC909 Danyelle Baby Leaf
Deepest wine-red oakleaf, harvest 25 days as baby leaf, full, compact head, 50 days.
  7g pack ( about 5,000 seeds ) $8.95
RHC910 Giorgia Baby Leaf
Feathery mahogany baby leaf, quick grower, 59 days.
  1.3g pack ( about 1,000 seeds ) $6.95

Nursery Trade Packs


TRM177 Australian Yellow
Bright glossy yellow, heat tolerant, crisp, for bold salads, 58 days.
  1,000 seed pack $8.95
TRM178 Blushed Icy Oak
Crisp bright pink blushed tri-lobed leaf, juicy midribs, lots of flavor, 60 days.
  1,000 seed pack $8.95
TRM180 Flame
Broad, frilly loose-leaf, crimson flame-like hue, holds color, slow bolting, 50 days.
  2,500 seed pack $9.95
TRM181 Galactic
Very dark red, very compact, lightweight, resists downy mildew, baby 30 days, full size 58 days.
  1,000 seed pack $8.95
TRM184 Merlot
Deep purple, fuzzy edge, crisp open head, savoyed leaf, resists mildew, frost tolerant, 58 days.
  1,000 seed pack $8.95
TRM185 Red Velvet
Darkest red leaf, bottom is maroon with green tinge, slow bolting 7" x 12" head, looseleaf, 55 days.
  2,500 seed pack $12.95
TRM186 Samantha
Brick red oakleaf, crisp, compact, very tasty, fresh market favorite, 58 days.
  1,000 seed pack $8.95