Vegetables Lettuce Romaine Lettuce (Cos)

Xalbadora
Organic Pelleted Lettuce Seed

Product ID: 4195GP

Versatile mini romaine with sweet flavor. Organic seed with NOP-compliant pelleting.

Fast-growing and remarkably upright with a very long harvest window. Marketable at many sizes, including mini hearts that are nicely blanched and filled at maturity. Nice crunchy texture. A better pair for Breen and Truchas than Dragoon as it is more closely matched in maturity, shape, and size in all seasons. Stronger mildew package than Dragoon and larger, more upright frame that makes it easier to harvest. High resistance to downy mildew races EU 16-36, US 1-9, Nasonovia ribisnigri aphid, and tomato bushy stunt virus; and intermediate resistance to lettuce mosaic virus. MT0-30. Pelleted seed. USDA Certified Organic. Avg. 18,900 seeds/lb. Packet: 250 seeds.
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Packet

$7.13
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1,000 Seeds

$17.15
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5,000 Seeds

$56.10
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25,000 Seeds

$222.75
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50,000 Seeds

$445.50
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100,000 Seeds

$845.00
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500,000 Seeds

$4,040.00
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lactuca sativa
CULTURE: Lettuce is a hardy, cool-weather crop and can be planted with your earliest worked soil. It grows best at 60–65°F (16–18°C) and germinates best below 70°F (21°C), so careful variety selection is key for success in hotter weather. Sow every 2–3 weeks for a continuous supply of either full heads or salad mix.
PELLETED SEED: Pelleted seed requires a little extra attention when it comes to watering, as it performs best with consistent, moderate soil moisture throughout the germination period. An initial watering will split or dissolve the pellet, but if the soil is allowed to dry out before the germination period is over, the seed may receive insufficient moisture for optimal germination.
PELLET STORAGE: Pelleting offers many advantages, but the pelleting process also shortens the shelf life of the seed. We recommend using pelleted seed within one year of purchase. If you need to store pelleted seeds until planting, protect them from heat and humidity in a cool, dark, dry place. If you prefer to store your seed in the refrigerator, be sure to place the seed in an air-tight container to protect it from fluctuations in humidity.
THERMAL DORMANCY: Lettuce seed can enter thermal dormancy when exposed to high temperatures. Optimum germination results at soil temperatures of 60–68°F (15.5–20°C). The priming process in pelleted lettuce seeds broadens the temperature range in which the seeds will germinate, overcoming some of their thermal dormancy.
TRANSPLANTING for HEAD LETTUCE: 3–4 weeks before field planting, sow in 128-cell trays barely covered with vermiculite or fine soil. If necessary, utilize shade and frequent misting to keep trays cooled below 75°F (25°C) during germination. Young plants properly hardened at least 3–5 days before planting can survive temperatures as low as 20°F (-6°C). Transplant iceberg, romaine, and butterhead lettuce 10–12" apart in rows 15–18" apart, other types 8–10" apart in rows 12–18", and mini heads as close as 6" in a grid.
DIRECT SEEDING for BABY LEAF: Seeds can germinate well in soils as low as 40°F (4°C) but often poorly above 75°F (24°C). Sow 4–6 seeds/inch in rows at least 2" apart. Cover lightly to 1/8" and firm gently. Dry soil must be watered to ensure coolness, moisture, and uniform germination.
HARVEST: Head Lettuce: Cut at base, keeping wrapper leaves for handling loss. Consider cutting alternating plants to extend harvest window, allowing remaining plants to continue to grow. Pack heads in layers facing cut ends away. Wash off sap and cool immediately to prevent staining and dehydration. Baby Leaf: Harvest about 1" above the growing point when leaves reach desired harvestable length, about 3–4" long. Remove harvest debris to improve regrowth quality.
STORAGE: Keep cold at 35–40°F (1–4°C) with high humidity but free of standing water. Head Lettuce: Keep 14–20 days, less for delicate types like butterhead and oakleaf, and longer for lettuce grown slowly in cooler temperatures. For one-cut types, extend season in cold weather by holding cut heads in cooler up to two weeks to process into salad mix.
MT0 SEEDS: A variety's description followed by "MT0-30" indicates that the seed offered for sale has been tested for the presence of Lettuce Mosaic Virus and that no LMV was found in a sample of at least 30,000 seeds.
DAYS TO MATURITY: Head Lettuce: from transplant; Baby Leaf: from direct seeding.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: For baby leaf: 1,000 seeds/16', 1 oz./400', 1 lb./6,400' at 60 seeds/ft.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 16,000 plants/oz.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ: Avg. 17,800.
PACKET: 500 seeds, unless otherwise indicated.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Lactuca sativa

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

48 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Annual

Disease Resistance Codes

DM
Downy Mildew
Nr
Lettuce Leaf Aphid Nasonovia ribisnigri
TBSV
Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus
LMV
Lettuce Mosaic Virus

DM,

Nr,

TBSV,

LMV

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

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Variety is easy-to-grow.
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