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White Boston Butterhead Lettuce

White Boston Butterhead Lettuce

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White Boston

70 days — The light-green colored heads of 'White Boston' can grow large, up to twelve inches across, are uniform, solid and firm, yet tender. Since they remain tight, it allows the large hearts to be blanched a bright, creamy, butter-yellow color. An excellent all-season variety that is also well-suited for forcing.

'White Boston' first began appearing in seed catalogs in 1930 and was also marketed under the name of 'Unrivaled'. Most merchants referred to it as a, "... new superior strain of Big Boston" proclaiming that it, "... does not scald in hot weather or turn red from cold."[1,2,3,4] 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. "Livingston's Seed Annual," The Livingston Seed Company, Columbus, Ohio, 1931.
  2. "Aristocratic Seeds," Beckert Seed and Bulb Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Spring, 1940.
  3. "Harris Seeds," Joseph Harris Company, Coldwater, New York, 1930.
  4. "Novelties and Specialties: Special Offer to Vegetable and Flower Growers," DeGiorgi Brothers Co., Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1930.