Lettuce, Three Heart
- Tender chartreuse leaves
- Mild flavor
- Butterhead lettuce
- 40-50 days
Lettuce, Three Heart Description
Donated to SSE in 2005 by Steve and Anna Marie Stoller of North Judson, Indiana. Steve received the seed from Amelia Scharlach Schini whose grandmother brought it with her when she emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine in the 1880s. It is still grown by a few elder members of the Apostolic Christian Church. Small chartreuse butterhead with crisp, tender leaves and a mild flavor. Butterhead, 40-50 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.