GENUS: Lactuca SPECIES: sativa
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Rotorua
Number of Seeds: 150
Description: We’re delighted to be offering this lettuce. It has come to us from two families. Brian Butler of Rotorua knew it as Manhattan and they had been growing it in their family for 50 years, since Brian’s Grandfather had imported it from Manhattan. It is one of the oldest lettuces known and is one of the very best as well! It’s similar to the one we call Odell’s, except the leaf has distinct pointy ends. In some catalogues it’s called Deer’s Tongue. It’s green and small, with a tight heart, very sweet and crunchy.
Planting Instructions: Sow Spring and Autumn into trays, prick out to 2.5cm diagonal spacing and transplant when 3.5cm high at 10cm spacing. Sow in Summer under shade.