ITALIENISCHER LETTUCE (Lactuca sativa) is a Northern Italian heirloom (actually I think it may be Swiss) that is a large and upright loose leaf-type with exceptionally sweet and flavorful through and through - truly one of the best! The crispy heads are also heat tolerant, so you can grow almost all season. Give them plenty of room to grow - they are a little larger than you are used to. 55-60 days. 50 seeds.
GROWING TIPS: Lettuces are my absolute favorite - I dedicate a lot of space to them in my garden because I like variety and they can be really beautiful kissed by the sun. Direct sow in early spring and late summer. The more space each lettuce has to grow the larger it becomes. If you are sowing for quick greens, don't bother to thin - just use your scissors to clips what you need for dinner as it will continue to grow. Lettuces love cool (not cold) weather and respond to well-prepared soil and regular weeding and watering. Relatively pest-free, with the exception of slugs (easily combatted with a barrier of ashes or copper wire) and furry invaders (chicken ware cloches work best there).