Lettuce, Gulley's Favorite
- Green leaves tinged with red
- Crisp texture and good flavor
- Butterhead lettuce
- 60 days
- ±35,000 seeds/oz
Donated to SSE in 1992 by Lucille Reeves of Oklahoma. In her donation letter, Lucille stated that this variety was reported to have been grown by the Gulley family of Oklahoma since about 1890. Round, dark green leaves with a moderate red tinge and slightly undulating edges. Crisp texture, good flavor. SSE staff favorite. Butterhead, 60 days. ±35,000 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.