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Iceberg, Batavian, Loose Leaf Lettuce & Mixtures



Lettuce seeds
(Lactuca sativa)

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Lettuce Seeds 700-1,000 per gram. Start sowing early spring making successional sowings until mid summer. Sow as thinly as possible in rows 30cm apart, thin out to 20-30cm apart. Earlier sowings can be made from early January under glass. Pick leaves young for baby salad leaf. Salad leaf mixtures from supermarkets are expensive, pick your own from the garden and have fresh salad leaves, choose from the large selection below of Baby leaf, Cos, Continental leaf, Iceberg, Oak leaf. Add to this watercress, rocket, chevril, coriander, or chives for an excellent leaf salad.

Monty Don suggested lettuce varieties for early sowing - Cos: Little Gem, Lobjoits, Rouge d' Hiver, Butterhead: Tom Thumb, Valdor, All Year Round Oakleaf & Baby Leaf: Roselee


Late Sown Lettuce Trials by Sarah Raven of the Cutting Garden as featured in the Telegraph

Black Seeded Simpson
Cocarde

Marvel of Four Seasons
Red Sails
Reine De Glace
Valdor
 Unicum


Batavian & Looseleaf
Batavian belong to the Iceberg family and produce loose leaf heads.

Lettuce Arianna

Lettuce Arianna
Baby Leaf
Small Batavian, tall open heads with thick mint green leaves and crunchy texture. Bolt and tip burn resistant. Suitable for both baby leaf and full headed plants

1.95 Av 300 seeds

 


 

Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson

Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson
Baby Leaf
Heirloom, Early large Batavian loose leaf variety, with crinkly, juicy sweet light green leaves that are full of flavour. Hardy variety can be grown all year round. Sow under cover February to April direct sow April (when the ground has warmed up) to September. Sow under cover October for overwintering. Grow indoors or outdoors, ready to harvest in approx 8 weeks. Black seeded Simpson performed very well in the late sown lettuce winter trials by Sarah Raven.
28 day baby leaf, 46 days to maturity

1.30 Av 800 seeds

 


 

Lettuce Hendersons Black Seeded Simpson
Baby Leaf Heirloom
A very popular Batavian loose leaf lettuce, Henderson's black seeded Simpson was introduced in the 1870's by Peter Henderson & co. Sweet and tender leaves, a light yellow-green colour.
28 day baby leaf, 46 days to maturity.

1.20 Av 900 seeds

 


 

Lettuce Maravilla De Verano Canasta seed

Lettuce Maravilla De Verano Canasta
Looseleaf lettuce with red tipped leaves more pronounced in colder growing conditions. Half open good sized head, can be grown as cut and come again for baby leaf or leave for larger heads. Sow from mid Feb to September and harvest through to November according to growing conditions.
1 gram approx 650 seeds


1.50 Av 1 gram pkt

 


 

Lettuce Cherokee F1 seeds

Lettuce Cherokee
F1 Baby Leaf
Dark red leaves for mini-head or full-size production.
Thick, crisp, dark red leaves with good flavour. Similar appearance to Magenta except much darker red colour. Very slow bolting with excellent tolerance to heat and bottom rot. Looseleaf Batavian

1.75 Av 100 seeds

 


 

Lettuce Red Salad Bowl seeds

Lettuce Red Salad Bowl
Looseleaf variety    Baby Leaf
Long deeply cut leaves with a brownish-red head, non hearting, harvest leaves as required, becoming very popular in the supermarkets. 28 day baby leaf, 52 days to maturity. RHS Award of Garden Merit

1.35 Av 425 seeds

 

 


 


Lettuce seeds Green Salad Bowl

Lettuce Green Salad Bowl     
Looseleaf variety    Baby Leaf
Large, fast growing rosette with long, light green, deep cut leaves, non hearting, harvest leaves as required over several months. Heat tolerant and very slow to bolt. Sow undercver February to March, outdoors sow seeds when ground has warmed up from April to October. 28 day baby leaf, 49 days to maturity. RHS Award of Garden Merit

1.35 Av 425 seeds

 

 


 


Lettuce seeds Green Salad Bowl

 Lettuce Red Salad Bowl seeds

 

Lettuce Green & Red Salad Bowl     
Av 425 seeds of each variety    Baby Leaf
1 pkt of each Red Salad Bowl & Green Salad Bowl looseleaf lettuce.

2.30 Add to basket

 

 

 

 


 

Iceberg or Crisphead

Lettuce Antartica

 

 

Lettuce Antartica
Iceberg variety
Antartica produces dense crunchy crisp heads with plenty of flavour. Good resistance to tip burn, bolting and mildew with good standing ability. Height 20cm Spread 30cm. Sow March to August making this ideal for late summer salads.
 

2.25 Av 250 seeds

 

 

 


 

 

Lettuce Reine De Glace
Iceberg variety
Known as Queen of the Ice or Regina Delle Ghiacciole a variety from Italy. A closed head variety, resistant to bolting. Green leaves with jagged edges that stay crisp even on hot days, excellent flavour and texture. Sow mid February to end of August. Harvest mid Jun-end Nov. 1 gram approx 900 seeds

1.50 Av 1 gram pkt

 

 


Lettuce Mini Green

 

Lettuce Mini Green
Iceberg variety      Baby Leaf
The first mini Iceberg Available. Lettuce Minigreen is Compact, tight solid crisp hearts approximately the size of a tennis ball, with an excellent flavour. Grow at high density for baby leaf salad use, can be grown in the garden border, or in tunnels and glasshouses to extend the season. Keeps well in the fridge. Successional sowings are preferred every 3-4 weeks from spring to mid summer for a continuous supply of baby veg Iceberg. RHS Award of Garden Merit

1.45 Av 200 seeds


 


Lettuce Lakeland

 

 

Lettuce Lakeland
Baby Leaf Iceberg variety.
Deep green tasty crisp heads. Excellent value. Sow spring onwards successional sowings for continuous harvest of mature lettuce through summer, sow autumn under protection and good ventilation for spring harvest.
Baby veg - Sow spring onwards thinly and harvest young for succulent baby leaf.  RHS Award of Garden Merit

1.35 Av 1,000 seeds

 

 

 


Lettuce Iceberg Saladin from nickys vegetable seeds

 

 

Lettuce Iceberg
Standard Iceberg variety
A summer heading variety with large white hearts. Excellent value.

1.25 Av 900 seeds

 

 


Lettuce Great Lakes

 

Lettuce Great Lakes
Iceberg variety
Forms large dark green heads, nice solid hearts with good standing ability, slow to bolt.

1.25 Av 800 seeds


 

 

 


 

Lettuce Webbs Wonderful
Iceberg variety
Large headed variety with frilly edged leaves, a popular variety which is slow to bolt even in hot conditions.

1.35 Av 1,000 seeds


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The cultural information should be used as a guide only, I have found a number of different sowing techniques for the same seed from different sources there does not seem to be a standard. With this in mind you should use this website as a guide only, you probably already have a tried and tested way of sowing different seeds. As a rule of thumb the larger the seed size the more cover it requires, and fine seed like Lobelia Begonia etc requires no cover.
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