ROMAINE/COS LETTUCE SEEDS
Lettuce is a cool weather crop that is be planted in the spring as early the ground can be worked and then sown at two week intervals through late spring or early summer depending on the climate. Fall crops can be begun in mid-summer in cool areas - or late summer in hot climates. Loose-leaf varieties are thinned to 4 inches apart, romaine and head lettuce to 1-foot apart.
OUTSTANDING Romaine/Cos Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 60 Days
One of the best red romaines. Tightly packed heads of crunchy bright brick red leaves are slow to bolt and very resistant to mildew.
PHILOSOPHER'S MIX Romaine/Cos Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 50-75 Days
From bright green to the deepest red with many speckles and splashes along the way, Philosopher’s Mix is a diverse, crunchy, delicious assortment of romaines.
DOUBLE DENSITY Romaine/Cos Lettuce Seeds
Similar to Winter Density in tolerance of both heat and cold, Double Density produces very tightly packed upright heads of crunchy, speckled red and green leaves with curled edges.
PANDERO Romaine/Cos Lettuce Seeds
A very dense, small-headed romaine with deep mahogany red leaves. Exceptional disease resistance.
FLASHY TROUT BACK Romaine/Cos Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 28 baby, 55 days full size
Uniquely beautiful, dark green, heirloom romaine lettuce, freely speckled in wine-red. Its crisp, buttery leaves deliver a superb, sweet, nutty flavor. Makes flavorful baby greens, or let mature into full-sized heads. Blanched hearts, butter-yellow marked purple-red, look like variegated chicory. Packet is 1 gram, about 800 seeds.
WINTER DENSITY Romaine/Cos Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 54 days
A dark green mini-romaine with heavy, compact 8-inch heads. Very frost and bolt resistant. It can be grown almost year round in many parts of the country. Mesclun growers are quite fond of Winter Density, it can frequently be found in their mixes. ½ gram is about 450 to 500 seeds.
JERICHO Romaine Lettuce Seeds
Lactuca sativa, (OP) 55-60 days
This superb, very heat-tolerant Romaine/Cos variety produces very large 2 to 3 pound dense heads that don’t get tip burn and are slow to bolt. Sweet, crisp, bright apple green, sword-shaped leaves can also be harvested young.
How to Plant ROMAINE/COS LETTUCE Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and cover lightly. Kept at 65° F., germination averages 7-14 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds 1 inch apart in rows 12-18 inches apart. Thin to 4-12 inches apart.