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Lettuce 'Batavia Red'

Like an oak leaf lettuce but with a bit more crunch and bite, and all the better for it.
1

750 seeds

5 seedlings (200728-5)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
sativa
Common name
Lettuce
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Direct sow in small batches every 4-6 weeks, March-early September. Can also sow in modules under cover February-September, but avoid the hottest weeks. In warm weather, water the drill before sowing and sow in the evening.

Description

Like an oak leaf lettuce but with a bit more crunch and bite, and all the better for it. Pretty coloured leaves in the garden and bowl.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Lettuces need plenty of water, but not too much sun. Hot weather increases the likelihood of them going to seed.