Tennis Ball Butterhead Lettuce

45-50 days. Tennis Ball dates back to the 1700s in America, and Thomas Jefferson praised it, saying “it does not require so much care and attention” as other Lettuces. It forms compact but loose, tender heads up to 7" across and its buttery and flavorful, pale green leaves hide a yellow-green heart. Cut whole heads in half and drizzle them with your favorite vinaigrette for a unique and beautiful treat for two. (OP.)

One packet of about 700 seeds
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#2677
$3.85
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A far cry from its wild, weedy ancestors, Lettuce now appears in all shapes, textures, flavors and sizes, bringing healthy crunch to modern kitchens. The varieties we offer are beautiful, reliable and usually not available in stores. To enjoy its ephemeral sweetness and texture, make sure Lettuce grows quickly: water it frequently and fertilize weekly with fish emulsion or manure tea. Direct-seed from the spring through the late summer. For baby greens, sow thickly and harvest with scissors or raise transplants, plugging seedlings into empty spaces in your garden as they become available.

Average seed life: 3 years.

To broaden the range of texture and flavor in your garden and salads, don't forget to plant some of these specialty Salad Greens: Arugula, Asian Greens, Chervil, Claytonia, Cress, Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Frisee, Giant Red Mustard, Komatsuna, Lettuce, Mache, Mibuna, Minutina, Mizuna, Orach, Radicchio, Salad Blends, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Tatsoi.

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