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Canasta Butterhead Lettuce organic

€2,50 EUR

The Canasta lettuce variety is a traditional Italian variety widely consumed in Italy alongside the Romaine Lettuce. The Canasta lettuce forms a compact head with a central heart that fills up and fleshy outer leaves. Just like the batavia type lettuce, typically the outer leaves will have red to brown edges. The canasta lettuce taste is more pronounced than the Romaine lettuce making it perfect for these nice crunchy spring, summer and autumn salads. This lettuce is vigorous and is ideal as a spring and autumn lettuce.

Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 16C

Germination time in days: 7-15 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 60-80 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich and well drained

Sowing and cultivation: Sow lettuce seeds indoors from February to May for Spring summer harvest or August to September for autumn harvest. Sow 3 or 4 seeds in a pot over the top of regular compost, water gently, lightly cover with. Seeds sprout in 7-15 days. Keep soil temperature above 16C. Place in a warm, bright spot, such as a sunny windowsill, and water regularly to keep the compost moist. When the seedlings are large enough to handle and have their first true leaves, transplant into their final growing space. Distance plants by 30 cm apart.