New York 12 Lettuce
New York 12 Lettuce
75 days — Under optimal conditions, 'New York 12' heads can grow very large, up to twelve inches, are almost round in shape, and remain quite solid. Their outer leaves are slightly curled on the edges, notched, and dark green in color. The inner leaves are tightly folded, typically blanched to a silvery-white color, are sweet, and crisp yet tender. Its uniformity and attractive appearance have made it a popular choice for home and market growing for decades.
'New York 12' was introduced in about 1940 as an, "...improved selection from the original New York or Wonderful."[1,2] The original 'New York' lettuce dates back to at least the 1880s. Each packet contains one gram.
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.
- "Maule's Seeds," William Henry Maule Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1940.
- "Maule's Seeds," William Henry Maule Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1945.
- "Everything for the Garden," Peter Henderson and Co., New York, New York, 1886.
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