FLASHY TROUTBACK LETTUCE, also known as "Speckled" or "Forellenschuss" is a fine Austrian heirloom that translates literally as "trout, self-enclosing" meaning it is a speckled Romaine. Gorgeous medium green with splashes of scarlet. Superior flavor. Holds very well in the summer heat, but as with all colored lettuces, the red will be more brilliant in cooler weather. Excellent as a baby lettuce! An Ark of Taste selection. Loose-Romaine type. 27 Days to Baby Stage; 55 days to Full Head. 100 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).