Lettuce, Grandpa Admire's

Lactuca sativa
$2.99 to $85.00
SKU: 0038A
  • Organic
  • Bronze-tinged leaves
  • Slow to bolt, even in extreme heat
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • 60 days
  • ±22,800 seeds/oz

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Lettuce, Grandpa Admire's Description

From the family of George Admire (1822-1911) a Civil War veteran who migrated west to Putnam County, Missouri during the 1850s. Bronze-tinged leaves form large loose heads. Mild flavor, slow to bolt, even in extreme heat. Butterhead, 60 days. ±22,800 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.