Lettuce Flashy Trout Back

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  • Lactuca sativa
  • Seed Packet contains approx 500 seed.
  • Open Pollinated. Organic Seed
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Lettuce Flashy Trout Back

Lettuce Flashy Trout Back is a common seedling found at my Market Stall. It looks a little like Freckles, but has many more ‘red speckles’on the green leaf. A favourite among kids for the appearance alone. Spots darken from red to maroon as the lettuce matures. This COS / Romaine lettuce is a top performer in the garden.

Sow – Sept to April (cool climate).

Spacing – 20cm between plants, 30cm rows.

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 16 to 20 C (around 7 to 10 days to germination)

 

Quantity

2 grams, Packet, 5 grams

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