This is an extremely winter-hardy butterhead with pleasant, mild, velvety leaves. It is excellent for salads anytime, but especially exciting to have something green and crunchy while snow is still on the ground. We got these seeds from EFN board member and Truelove Seeds founder Owen Taylor, who mentions on his website that he proudly sold this variety to Johnny Brenda's kitchen in Philadelphia while they waited for their regular farmers' early lettuce crops to mature. It’s a Pennsylvania Dutch selection of the now-extinct late 1700s variety known as White Tennisball. Roughwood Seed Collection acquired this seed in 1994 from renowned Lettuce seed collector Mary Schultz of Monroe, Washington. Easy to direct seed.
GROWING TIPS: Seed every 1" in rows 8-12" apart, 1/4-1/2" deep. Keep watered until germination. Thin to every 8". Harvest when you can't wait anymore!