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2024 Seed Catalog

Cardinale summer crisp lettuce

VG11002

Car­dinale

Summer Crisp / Batavian Lettuce Seeds

(OP) 49 days

Organically grown. Cardinale’s crisp, succulent, rich-tasting red and green leaves are extremely heat resistant; excellent for baby leaf or full size head production. Cardinale has been recently improved to produce denser, more enclosed heads. Leaves turn brilliant purple-red if planted in full sun when nights are cool. Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, CA trialed 13 red lettuce varieties; Cardinale Summer Crisp lettuce placed first.

100 seeds - $3.49
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Growing Car­dinale Summer Crisp / Batavian Lettuce Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Planting summer crisp lettuce: 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 in. apart in rows 12-18 in. apart. Thin to 12 in. apart.

Harvesting summer crisp lettuce: 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.

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