Lettuce, Tennis Ball

Lactuca sativa
$2.99 to $85.00
SKU: 0391A
  • Organic
  • Heads grow to 7 inches
  • Soft textured rosettes
  • Black seeded
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • 50 days
  • ±31,000 seeds/oz

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Small rosettes of light green leaves measure only 7" in diameter and form loose tender heads. Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. According to Heirloom Vegetable Gardening by SSE member William Woys Weaver, tennis ball lettuces were often pickled in salt brine during the 17th and 18th centuries. Black-seeded. Butterhead, 50 days. ±31,000 seeds/oz.

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.