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Flashy Trout's Back Lettuce Seeds (Organic)

Flashy Trout's Back Lettuce Seeds (Organic)

Eye-catching Lettuce Choice

Flashy Trout's Back lettuce, originating from Europe, is a unique and visually appealing heirloom cultivar known for its striking appearance and mild flavor. Within the Flashy Trout's Back lettuce family, there aren't distinct subspecies, but this variety stands out for its distinct characteristics.

The plant boasts a visually captivating appearance with leaves that feature vibrant red speckles or splotches against a light green background, resembling the markings on a trout's back, hence its name. Its frilly, ruffled leaves add an ornamental charm to gardens and salads, making it a popular choice among gardeners.

Taste-wise, Flashy Trout's Back lettuce offers a mild and slightly sweet flavor, with tender yet crisp leaves, perfect for salads or as an attractive garnish. Its delicate taste adds a pleasant dimension to culinary dishes.

When planting Flashy Trout's Back lettuce from seed, it thrives in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil with partial shade. Sow seeds directly into the ground or containers, ensuring consistent moisture for successful germination. Optimal germination temperature ranges between 60-70°F (15-21°C).

Regular watering and providing adequate spacing, typically around 6-8 inches apart, facilitate healthy growth and leaf development. Additionally, planting in cooler weather or providing shade during hotter periods can prevent premature bolting.

Flashy Trout's Back lettuce's unique appearance and mild flavor make it an attractive choice for both culinary and ornamental purposes, adding visual interest to gardens and providing a delightful addition to salads and dishes.

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Quantity Discounts for Flashy Trout's Back Lettuce Seeds (Organic)
Buy 10 for $4.42 each
Buy 25 for $4.19 each
$4.65
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Description

Flashy Trout's Back lettuce, originating from Europe, is a unique and visually appealing heirloom cultivar known for its striking appearance and mild flavor. Within the Flashy Trout's Back lettuce family, there aren't distinct subspecies, but this variety stands out for its distinct characteristics.

The plant boasts a visually captivating appearance with leaves that feature vibrant red speckles or splotches against a light green background, resembling the markings on a trout's back, hence its name. Its frilly, ruffled leaves add an ornamental charm to gardens and salads, making it a popular choice among gardeners.

Taste-wise, Flashy Trout's Back lettuce offers a mild and slightly sweet flavor, with tender yet crisp leaves, perfect for salads or as an attractive garnish. Its delicate taste adds a pleasant dimension to culinary dishes.

When planting Flashy Trout's Back lettuce from seed, it thrives in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil with partial shade. Sow seeds directly into the ground or containers, ensuring consistent moisture for successful germination. Optimal germination temperature ranges between 60-70°F (15-21°C).

Regular watering and providing adequate spacing, typically around 6-8 inches apart, facilitate healthy growth and leaf development. Additionally, planting in cooler weather or providing shade during hotter periods can prevent premature bolting.

Flashy Trout's Back lettuce's unique appearance and mild flavor make it an attractive choice for both culinary and ornamental purposes, adding visual interest to gardens and providing a delightful addition to salads and dishes.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Heat Tolerant
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Succession Planting

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Annual
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun/Part Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Lettuce likes full sun except in hot summer climates where it prefers some shade, especially in the afternoon. Add plenty of compost to the soil to encourage rapid growth. Water evenly and moderately to prevent bitterness.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outside, or sow seed directly as soon as the soil is workable. Make successive plantings every 10-14 days for a continuous harvest. In mild climates, lettuce can be sown from spring through fall.

Harvesting & Storage: Begin harvesting outer leaves as soon as they are large enough and continue until a central stalk begins to form, which signals the end of the harvest period. You can also harvest the entire plant when it's mature but still young and crisp.

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