Maureen, organic seeds

Eco

Information

Is a small cossallat with the typical high build and delicate head. It's a variety of the well known "Little Gem" with the same great taste. The head is more dense and the dark green leaves are smoother and more even. Fast, durable and can be sown from earliest spring to late summer. Can also be sown in an unheated greenhouse for extra early or late autumn harvest. Easy to grow. A portion is about 250 seeds.


 

Product number:4225
Scientific name:Lactuca sativa var. longifolia
Botanic family:The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:53
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:Yes
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: March–May/Direct sow: May–August
Sowing depth:0,5 cm
Germination time:5–8 days
Plant spacing:15–30 cm
Row spacing:35–50 cm
Height:20–30 cm
Plant location:Sun–Half shade
Harvest/blooming:June–October
Seeds/g:700–1100 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow thinly about 0.5 cm deep! The seeds need light and a temperature below 18oC to germinate. A higher temperature causes late and bad germination. Lettuce can be forced very early in a green-house (soil temperature at least 5°C) or sown indoors and in hotbeds 3-5 weeks before handle several degrees of frost. Direct sowing can take place as soon as the soil is ready. Water the row before sowing if the soil is dry. That lowers the temperature some when sowing in high summer. To get a supply of lettuce all through summer and autumn, sow successively or several kinds of different growth times! Autumn sowing for wintering could succeed. 

Spacing

Thin out early! Cos lettuce need a mutual space of 20-30 cm to be able to form heads, 35-50 cm between the rows.  

Harvest

The lettuce heads should be harvested as soon as they have made heads.

Seed

700-1100 seeds/g, a normal portion sows 5-10 m outdoors or yields 100-250 seedlings for setting and 5 g for 100 m if sowing directly and 20 g yield seedlings for 1000 m2. 50-100 g sows 1000 m2 directly.
A portion contains about 250 seeds.