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Grandpa Admire's Lettuce

SKU: 0038A-P250

Item Details

From the family of George Admire (1822-1911) a Civil War veteran who migrated west to Putnam County, Missouri during the 1850s. Bronze-tinged leaves form large loose heads. Mild flavor, slow to bolt, even in extreme heat.

  • 60 days
  • ±22,800 seeds/oz
  • Organic
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • Bronze-tinged leaves
  • Slow to bolt, even in extreme heat

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating

This lettuce can be used in salads or as an addition to sandwiches and burgers. Mix it with other varieties to create a salad mix of different textures, colors, and flavors.

Salads that have a lettuce base are often combined with grated cheese, fresh or dried fruit, nuts, and rich and crispy meats like bacon or pork belly.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade.

  • Direct Seed: 1" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1/4"
  • Germination: 7-14 Days
  • Thin: 10-12" Apart

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A great producer for my SoCal garden.


Living in SoCal, the summers can sometimes get pretty hot and dry. I have grown this lettuce for several years in a row and have found it a great producer for our climate and weather. Being slower to bolt is a plus, as that was what we would need. But I still plant it where it gets later afternoon shade, when the sun is most intense. I plant a small square of these, finally ending up with maybe 20 plants, and continually pluck off leaves as needed for salads and sandwiches, as this assures my lettuce continues to grow and produce for me. For me this is a keeper!