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Salad Bowl Blend Leaf Lettuce Seeds

Salad Bowl Blend Leaf Lettuce Seeds

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Fill your bowl with the mixed colors of Salad Bowl Blend! This blend has it all–great flavor, good looks, and heat tolerance. Harvest young for terrific baby greens. 'Green Salad Bowl' won the All-America Selections award in 1952, and 'Red Salad Bowl' won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1995. Successive sowings will produce sweet lettuce spring through late fall! We've filled this packet with a whopping 2.5 grams of seed, enough for a small, fresh greens farm!

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 21-50 days

Family: Organic, Heirloom

Type: Leaf Lettuce (Learn more)

Native: Asteraceae

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: 6"–8" tall, 8" wide

Variety Info: RED SALAD BOWL' has deeply lobed, burgundy leaves that form a large rosette if proper sowing distances are observed. Red color is more intense in cool weather. 'GREEN SALAD BOWL' has lobed, wavy green leaves forming a rosette. Both are resistant to bitter flavor during the heat. Both varieties in Salad Bowl Blend are from the 1950s.

Attributes: Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant, Frost Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 8"

Growing Info

Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2". For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.