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May Queen Lettuce (250 seeds) (LT118) $2.50

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May Queen Lettuce

         
 
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This delicate butterhead is the crowned jewel of the heirloom garden. Tender, yellow hearts are gently blushed rose, and the leaves are ethereally soft with the buttery sweet flavor signature of an old fashioned European butterhead type. Manageable medium-sized heads with early maturation and silky soft leaves made this a popular European heirloom during the early 19th Century. Plant early in spring or in fall for a treat that gourmet chefs love; matures in about 50 days for full loose butterheads, or less for baby greens.
 
May Queen Lettuce
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Terra
Location:
Pender Island, Canada
Date:
May 28, 2019
          5.0
 
Easy to grow tastes great
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, flavor, color

What are the cons? none

Review:

Attractive-looking butterhead lettuce, very tasty. Not bitter like some other lettuces I've tried. We've been eating them young in salads. Not sure about time to form heads yet as we keep eating it before then. :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Boatharbor
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
March 26, 2019
          5.0
 
Lovely lettuce
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Gorgeous, tender

What are the cons? Taking a long time to head

Review:

This is our first lettuce success in years of gardening. Our climate is just generally too hot for it, and we have issues with bugs eating tender greens. We direct seeded in the fall and had three of these survive the bugs early on. I largely neglected them till I realized they were actually doing ok. We had to till up our raised beds in February because oak roots had inundated it, so I transplanted these then (yes, they had survived through our winter with two freezes), and they are simply THRIVING now. We have been just taking outer leaves off to eat on sandwiches and lettuce wraps. They're perfect for that sort of thing- really tender leaves, but do hold up well for a wrap. I don't know how they'd do with a salad. I picture it being kind of limp. The three plants are spaced a foot apart but really butting up on each other, and definitely wider than that. One I would estimate is 18". So all that to say, we really like them and will be trying to save seeds when they eventually bolt.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tkcat
Location:
Kankakee, IL, United States
Date:
June 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Wonderful lettuce
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Heat tolerant, bug free

What are the cons? none

Review:

First time trying this lettuce...just beautiful rosette heads. Was surprised at complete lack of insect damage, very tolerant of high temps with no sign of bolting. Nice flavor, not bitter. Did take longer time to mature to full heads.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
commonsage
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
June 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Lovely variety fun to grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? pretty, delicious

What are the cons? sometimes thin, soft leaves

Review:

These appreciate cold weather and regular water- otherwise the leaves really become *too* soft and tender. But if they stay cool and hydrated they are tender yet crispy and super delicious, one of my favorite lettuces. I am curious about their cold tolerance because I'd like to grow these straight through the winter in my climate.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JT
Location:
Chicago, IL
Date:
January 29, 2014
          5.0
 
May Queen Lettuce
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow in container

What are the cons? None

Review:

Started some seeds on winter solstice day in pots under grow light and some daylight in sun room. Plants are starting to form heads. Very happy to see this in the middle of 'artic vortex' weather in Chicago.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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