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Lactuca sativa

Big Boston, Lorthois

Description

This variety of Butterhead Lettuce produces plants with large hearts. The leaves are a light green with the outer leaves being tinged with russet.

The seed is suitable for both Spring and Autumn sowings.

Harvesting seed

Each flower produces one seed. Flowers are grouped in little heads of 10-25 flowers all of which open at once for as little as 30 minutes.

Allow seed heads to dry 2-3 weeks after flowering. Individual heads will ripen at different times making the harvest of large amounts of seed at one time nearly impossible. Wait until half the flowers on each plant has gone to seed. Cut entire top of plant and allow to dry upside down in an open paper bag.

Small amounts of seed can be shaken daily from individual flowering heads. Rub with hands to remove remaining seeds. If necessary, separate seeds from chaff with screens.


Additional Info

Height
Spread
Colour
Green
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Annual
Seed viability
3 years
Nominal value
0.1 pence/seed