Lettuce Bronze Mignonette

$2.99

  • Lactuca sativa
  • Seed Packet contains approx 300 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Untreated Seed

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Lettuce Bronze Mignonette

Lettuce Bronze Mignonette is a popular butterhead lettuce for its versatility and crinkled but tender bronze leaves. A very easy lettuce to grow and tolerant of cold or hot weather. Also does well in containers. Harvest when small to medium size for best taste and keep the water up to avoid tip burn. Birds seem less attracted to the bronze leaves than green.

Sow: September to March (cool climate)

Spacing: 25 to 30 cm, rows 40cm.

Lettuce was originally farmed by the ancient Egyptians, who transformed it from a plant whose seeds were used to create oil into an important food crop raised for its succulent leaves and oil-rich seeds. Lettuce spread to the Greeks and Romans; the latter gave it the name lactuca, from which the English lettuce is derived.

By 50 AD, many types were described, and lettuce appeared often in medieval writings, including several herbals. The 16th through 18th centuries saw the development of many varieties in Europe, and by the mid-18th century cultivars were described that can still be found in gardens.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 18 to 22 C (around 7 to 10 days to germination)

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