Lettuce, Tennis Ball
55 days. Rather loose heads are petite, 4-6 inches in diameter, Bibb or Butterhead type. This variety is documented to have been grown at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson, who noted: “it does not require so much care and attention” as other types. We offer the correct, black-seeded original strain. Listed in the Slow Foods Ark of Taste, and beloved by many about a century ago.
- 4-8 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 60-80 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 8"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Lactuca sativa
Growing Tips: Sow in thick bands for baby greens or space farther apart for head lettuce. Best grown as a spring or fall crop in most areas.
Availability: In stockMinimum Seed Count: 250
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