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This is the perfect lettuce for small space and container gardeners: the heads grow to only 3-4"!! But they have so much flavour! This variety is one of the oldest lettuce varieties, appearing in catalogues from the 1830s. The tennis ball sized heads have creamy yellow centers with medium green, slightly crumpled wrapper leaves. They are frost-hardy and easy to grow!



Dating back to 1830, this heirloom is the oldest American lettuce still in cultivation, which speaks to its charms. 


Growing Information

These lettuce are frost hardy, so plant out as soon as they are hardened off. They need at least 4 hours of sunlight a day.



Harvest when the heads are the size of a tennis ball. You can take individual leaves or the whole head.


Image from Heritage Harvest Seed

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