Divina Butterhead Lettuce

60-70 days. Lustrous, chartreuse-green, slightly savoyed leaves form this delicately flavored Butterhead Lettuce. A choice, densely packed Lettuce, Divina produces generous, wavy-leaved Butterheads about one pound in size. This open pollinated Lettuce from France performs exceptionally well: slow to bolt, resistant to tip-burn even in very hot weather, it is suitable for planting spring, summer and fall. Divina's lush texture is just perfect for a classic Salade Mimosa: dress a bowl of Divina with a Dijon vinaigrette made with finely chopped Shallots and garnished with two finely chopped, hard-boiled eggs. (OP.)

One packet of about 350 seeds
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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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