In our opinion, Summer Crisp (aka Batavian) lettuces are the absolute finest group of lettuces to grow. They can be produced under cool conditions (like other lettuces), yet still will be standing, long after other heat resistant lettuces have bolted. Pick leaves at baby size, or allow plants to head. Summer Crisp lettuce can be harvested by removing a few of the outer leaves of the head; the plants will continue to grow and produce. Or alternatively, harvest entire large, gorgeous head at once. Leaves are thick, juicy, and flavorful. Summer Crisp lettuces are extraordinarily heat tolerant.
Summer Crisp Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 55 days
An attractive, unique, red speckled summer crisp, with wavy leaves, cream colored hearts, and excellent flavor and disease resistance. Produces upright, medium sized heads.
NEVADA Summer Crisp Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 48 days
Forms large, handsome, ruffled, heavy, heat tolerant heads with an outstanding, juicy nutty flavor - it is among the best tasting of all lettuces. The crunchy textured, buttery smooth leaves may also be harvested individually.
CHEROKEE Summer Crisp Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 49 days
Large, upright, brilliant, deep red heads deliver a crunchy, nutty flavor that is among the best of all lettuces. Incredibly heat tolerant and disease resistant, Cherokee will thrive even under difficult conditions.
LOMA Organic Summer Crisp Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 46 days
Produces gorgeous, 6-8 inch, dense, heavy heads that are tender, crunchy, juicy and sweet. The sturdy but flexible leaves are apple-green and scalloped on the edge. Disease resistant, heat resistant and easy to grow.
CONCEPT Summer Crisp Organic Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 46 days
Exceptionally sweet, thick, juicy leaves for baby lettuce or full size-heads. Tolerates warm and cool weather, is disease resistant and easy to grow. Concept is a unique variety which exhibits the characteristics of both a romaine and summer crisp lettuce. As the vase-shaped plants mature, the whorled leaves close into a tight head. Packet is ½ gram, about 400 seeds.
How to Plant SUMMER CRISP 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.