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Bronze Mignonette Butterhead Lettuce

Bronze Mignonette Butterhead Lettuce

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Bronze Mignonette

65 days — 'Bronze Mignonette', also known simply as 'Mignonette', is a very old, butterhead-type lettuce. The globular heads have frilled leaves that are green-on-bronze colored with hearts that are creamy colored. The plants are small, compact, and it is slow to bolt and suitable for hot weather.

To date, the oldest record of this variety was its introduction in the Iowa Seed Company's 1896 seed annual.[1] Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 500 to 600 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Lettuce and other greens thrive in cool spring and fall weather (50° F to 60° F). A few greens can handle summer heat, but most of them prefer the cooler temperatures of spring and fall. Most lettuce and greens can withstand occasional exposure to light frost but if very cold weather is coming, protect your plants with a frost cover.

Sowing: Prepare the seedbed outdoors using a hard tined rake, smoothening out the soil. Lightly sow and just barely cover the seeds with soil. Keep soil moist until germination is achieved. You can also start seeds indoors by sowing into seed starting trays using fresh new seed starting potting mix into clean seed starting trays. Just barely cover the seeds and keep well watered until they sprout. Harden off and transplant into the garden after about 3 weeks.
Informational References:
  1. "26th Annual Catalogue," Iowa Seed Co., Des Moines, Iowa, 1896.
  2. "Maule's Seed Catalogue," William Henry Maule Seed Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1897.