Grandma Hadley's Lettuce

Lactuca sativa | SKU: 0114A P500
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  • Staff Favorite
  • Organic
  • Heavy dark purple tinge on leaf edges
  • Buttery and crisp leaves are slightly sweet
  • Butterhead
  • 40-55 days to maturity

Item Details

Donated to SSE in 1988 by Pam Andrew of Arizona. It was given to her by her 85-year-old great-aunt, Flossie Cramer, of Crawford County, IL. Flossie's grandmother, Emma Hadley, grew the lettuce when Flossie was a child (around 1915). It was a family favorite used in a wilted lettuce salad with hot bacon dressing. The dark purple tinged leaves are buttery, crisp and slightly sweet. Butterhead, 40-50 days.

Learn to Grow Grandma Hadley's Lettuce

Direct Seed: 1" Apart

Seed Depth: 1/4"

Germination: 7-14 Days

Thin: 6-8" Apart

Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade.

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