Lettuce, Pirat (Lactuca sativa)
This delicate heirloom butterhead lettuce is a new favorite among some Ann Arbor growers, who love its productivity and tender, sweet taste. The loose heads of pale green leaves with their gentle red blush are beautiful in the garden and in salads. Surprisingly heat tolerant for a butterhead lettuce. Best planted in cooler weather, since lettuce seed does not germinate well at high soil temperatures.
- Full sun, tolerates light shade
- Direct sow or transplant: March-April and again August-September
- Sow seeds 1/4" deep at 3-4” spacing; thin to 8-12” spacing
- 55 days to maturity