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Great Lakes 659 Head Lettuce

Great Lakes 659 Head Lettuce

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80 to 90 days — 'Great Lakes 659' lettuce is tip-burn resistant, produces medium-large, solid heads, and does best in warmer weather. It is bolt resistant (very slow to go to seed), and does well in most parts of the United States. This 'Great Lakes' strain was bred and introduced by Dessert Seed Company, El Centro, California in 1944 and was developed as a selection made out of the USDA's original release of 'Great Lakes' lettuce.[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. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America – Lettuce (A-L): Lists 1-27 Combined," Edited by Edward J. Ryder, James D. McCreight, Beiquan Mou, U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, California.