- Slow to bolt
- Soft texture and mild flavor
- Butterhead lettuce
- 60 days
Large chartreuse butterhead introduced to the seed trade by Renee Shepherd. First offered in the 2005 SSE Yearbook by Margaret Lauterbach of Boise, Idaho. Scored in the top ten in SSE’s 2010 lettuce tasting of over 70 varieties. Mild, tender, and sweet. Slow to bolt. Butterhead, 60 days.
Learn to Grow it
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.Seed Depth: 1/8"
Thin: 8-12" Apart
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Lettuce can be started indoors to get an earlier harvest. Plant seeds into soil trays or pots at 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart. Seeds should germinate in 7-14. You can plant your lettuce 6-8 inches apart in full sun or partial shade. Lettuce prefers to be grown in cool weather and will be mature in 65 days. To direct seed lettuce, either plant in rows or sow a thick bed for "cut-and-come-again" plantings. Sow a section every few weeks for a continuous supply.
There are about 31k seeds in an ounce of Mantilia lettuce.