Lettuce need to be sown at recommended times for best results. Heavy feeding and constant watering is required. Mulch, particularly in hot weather. High soil temperatures can cause seed dormancy, which may be broken by placing the seed in a refrigerator for 72 hours before sowing. Sow 1 cm. deep, thinning or transplanting as suggested. Summer sowings of all types are risky in tropical areas. 900 s/g
Leaf Lettuce are ideal for early Spring and late Summer sowing. By picking a few leaves at a time, a row can give fresh leaves for 2 months from a single sowing. Far better than the Iceberg types which mature over a concentrated period.
All our lettuce seed is “raw”, except for our pelleted Mini Cos.
A mix of Baby Leaf types in a range of colours. Perfect where space is restricted. Ideal for salads. Can be harvested in as little as 30 days.
This excellent flavoured mix gives many different leaf shapes, textures and colours including deep red, brown and green shades. Packets only.
A mix of different Cos varities in Red and Green types.
A mixture of all our Lettuce types for a varied and interesting lettuce plot. Best sown in spring and autumn.
A mix of Coral and Oak leaf types. Best sown in spring and autumn.
Contains a mixture of Leaf Lettuce, Rocket, Endive, Chervil, Mustard and Chicory to make your own Mesclun mix.
(Space 20 cm. apart): Single leaves are harvested as required, individual plants lasting 4 to 6 weeks each. Excellent in Hydroponics. Best sown Autumn and Spring, but can be satisfactory at other times. May run to seed prematurely in hot weather.
1574: Australian Yellow Leaf (new!)
This Australian heirloom leaf lettuce is a good performer in hot conditions. Leaves are lime-yellow and are ready to harvest 7 days earlier than most varieties.
Attractive smooth mid green leaves with heavily frilled margins on a non hearting plant. Quick maturing.
Attractive smooth red leaves with heavily frilled margins on a non hearting plant. Ready to use in as little as 8 weeks from sowing.
Small soft leaved lettuce with a heart. Ideal for containers, small gardens and hydroponics.
Reasonable results can be expected in most seasons, although extreme hot or cold can lead to disappointment.
A compact butterhead with small frilled heads and sweet tender leaves. Space 15 cm apart. Suits garden or container and can be sown all year. Packets only.
Compact red Butterhead. Semi hearting with rich coloured leaves. Great in containers Packets only.
Smooth soft green leaves and nice heart. An old favourite.
Similar to Mignonette Red but with red tinged leaves.
1584: White Boston (new!)
This heirloom Butterhead Lettuce has light green leaves tending white in the centre. Well suited to tropical and subtropical conditions, but grows well anywhere. Sow all year in warm areas, or spring to autumn in cooler areas.
Pick leaves as required. Best sown in autumn and spring.
Vigorous green Oakleaf type. Quick maturing. Pick as required.
Compact short green leaves with a sweet taste. Suits multiple harvests. Great for containers.
Produces rosettes of deeply cut leaves. Pick leaves as required. Quick to mature.
Compact short red leaves with a sweet taste. Suits multiple harvests. Great for containers.
COS LETTUCE (Romaine)
Upright growing plants of superior taste. The ideal Lettuce for Caesar salads. Best sown in autumn and spring.
Uniform green mini-cos lettuce to around 15cm. Space 12 to 15cm apart.
Uniform red mini-cos lettuce to around 15cm. Space 12 to 15cm apart.
A large green Cos with tall tender hearts. Crisp, tasty and attractive.
Attractive red leaves make this sweet tasting Cos a worthy addition to the garden or salad. Full size plants.
CRISPHEAD (Iceberg) LETTUCE
These are the traditional heading types and must be sown as recommended.
A solid summer lettuce with resistance to running up to seed in hot weather. Sow spring and summer.
Produces a 10cm head and can be planted as close as 20 cm apart for small areas. Suited for planting most of the year, maturing in around 9 weeks in warm weather. Packets Only.
A good solid hearting variety with good all year round performance. Heads large and crisp with medium dark green colouring. Packets only.