Organic Lettuce May King

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May King is an old Heirloom butterhead variety and produces soft green heads with a brush of red on the edge of each leaf. This early cropping variety is tender, sweet and ideal early sowing.

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Organic Lettuce May King

May King is an old Heirloom butterhead variety and produces soft green heads with a brush of red on the edge of each leaf. This early cropping variety is tender, sweet and ideal early sowing.

Cultivation advice Organic Lettuce May King

Days To Germination: 7-14 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 40F to 75F
Days To Harvest: 30-75 days
Planting Depth: 1/8 inch
Spacing, Seed: ¼ inch
Spacing, Row: 12-18 inches
Spacing, Plant: 10-12 inches
Light: Sunny Location

  • Lettuce is hardy and can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked. Can be direct seeded to a depth of 1/8 inch, and firm soil gently. Or can be started indoors 2 to 3 weeks before last frost. Also can be sown in the autumn for a late harvest.
  • When seedlings are 1 to 2 inches high, thin/transplant to 10 to 12 inches apart. Replant thinned plants.
  • Harvest with scissors 1 inch above soil line when plants are 4 to 6 inches high. Most varieties will grow back.
  • Sow every 2-3 weeks for a continuous supply of fresh lettuce. In dry weather, keep soil moist and during germination. Grows best in cooler weather.