Speckles Bibb Lettuce is an old Amish, heirloom, butterhead type that has consistently great performance and matures quickly. Fluffy, apple-green leaves are uniquely flecked with red-maroon polka dots and form a tight bibb-like head with a blanched heart. The sweet buttery flavor is a great addition to your salad bowl or on sandwiches. The compact heads are great for gardens with limited space.
Speckles Bibb Lettuce does well with beets, bush beans, pole beans, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, onion, radish and strawberries in your garden or containers. You can also plant your lettuce at the base of young sunflowers for a little shade.
Germ: 2-10 days
Maturity: 45-55 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 250 mg
Approximate Seed Count: 200 Seeds/Packet
Planting and Care: Directly sow into the garden as soon as soil can be worked in the spring. Cover lightly with soil, soak and keep moist until germination. Germination temperature: 60-70 deg. Row covers can be used to protect from late frosts. Sow again every 2 weeks until the summer heat. Another crop may be started in the late summer for a fall harvest. Water regularly and fertilize when plants are 3″ (7.5 cm) tall.
Harvest: Snap off individual outer leaves as needed. The center leaves form a loose head which can be harvested by cutting the entire plant at the base. Use before the plant starts to bolt to seed.
Your Health: Lettuce is rich in potassium and other minerals, fiber and moderate amounts of vitamin A,C and K, and folic acid.