GENUS: Lactuca SPECIES: sativa
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Palmerston North
Number of Seeds: 200
Description: This is one of the old lettuces of New Zealand, that has survived because they do not cross and self seed easily. It is a Buttercrunch lettuce with a loose light green heart and red tinged outer leaves, all leaves are butter/tender with a flavour modern lettuces don’t have. This one came to us from Helen Boleyn of Palmerston North in 1997.
Planting Instructions: Best planted into trays in Spring and early Autumn. Pricked out to 2.5 cm diagonal spacing and transplanted when leaves touch at 20 cm diagonal spacing or under cover in Summer.