Yugoslavian Red Butterhead Lettuce

55 days. Harvesting a head of Yugoslavian Red Butterhead is like unwinding a T-shirt after you've tie-dyed it. As you pull away the deep brick-red-dipped leaves, the blanched, pale yellow-green interior is revealed with an astounding contrast that is dramatic and wonderful. Its deeply puckered leaves are buttery and mild on heads that can be up to a foot across. (OP.)

One packet of about 700 seeds
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#2635
$3.95
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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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