Lettuce, Bunte Forellenschluss

Lactuca sativa
$2.99 to $20.00
SKU: 0844
  • Forms loose 8-10 inch heads
  • Apple-green leaves splashed with maroon
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • 40-55 days
  • ±23,000 seeds/oz

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The butterhead companion to the Forellenschluss romaine. “Bunte” means “colorful” in German. Sweet apple-green leaves splashed with maroon, forms a loose 8-10" head. Butterhead, 40-55 days. ±23,000 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date.

These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden to create a bed of tender leaves and thinned to 6 inches apart as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/8-1/2 in. deep.

You can harvest the outer leaves of this plant as they mature or wait till it produces a full-sized head. To prevet the plant from bolting, keep the leaves well watered and cool.

This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.