- Slow to bolt
- Soft texture and mild flavor
- Butterhead lettuce
- 60 days
Lettuce, Mantilia Description
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
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.