Introduced in the mid 1940s by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, MD. Large thick clusters of light green frilled leaves are produced all summer. As its name suggests, this variety is very slow to bolt. Pleasing flavor, never bitter.seeds/oz.
- 45-55 days
- ±24,000 seeds/oz
- Thick clusters of green, frilled leaves
- Looseleaf and cut-and-come again
- Good flavor, never bitter
- Slow to bolt
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.
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: 6-8" Apart
Ratings & Reviews
by Beth NY
Grows back very quickly after cutting.
Simply doesn't bolt, ever
This lettuce is remarkable. I've grown it for two years in high-desert Colorado and found, to my surprise and delight, that it just doesn't bolt. Ever. Even in weeks of 90+F heat. This is the only lettuce I'll be turning to for my high-stress garden in this state.
Good until Memorial Day in Mississippi
I’m a fan of this lettuce. I like it’s taste and how well it grows. That being said - I’m in Mississippi and by Memorial Day the lettuce had turned bitter even though it still looked good and had not bolted. I will buy and plant it again but found it’s summer use for Mississippi only slightly better than other lettuces.
I’m in central Mississippi and had the same experience as the other person from Mississippi. It didn’t bolt until around late July but by late May, it had turned bitter. I did love the taste of the lettuce before it turned - mild and crisp with a quick recovery after harvesting. I will plant it again.