Lettuce

Lettuce seeds are easy and quick to grow. Find a large selection of lettuce seed types including green leaf lettuce seeds, head lettuce, red leaf lettuce, Romaine lettuce, and baby lettuce mixes from Harris Seeds.

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Pelleted lettuce seed saves time and money

Raw lettuce seed has a difficult shape to precision plant without frustrations and expense due to plantings being too thick or too thin. Pelleted seed can help you avoid these problems. The round/elliptical pellets are firm, smoother and larger than the raw seed. They are much easier to precision plant with most planting equipment in a singulated spacing as you desire. The inert, white pelleting material makes them flow smoothly, easier to see and has no adverse effect on the seed or soil. Just plant them shallow, in the spacing you want and keep them moist. They'll save you thinning time, money and aggravation! Average buildup will fluctuate with raw seed size and density of coating material.

Average Seed Count:

Raw Seed: 1,500 per packet; 25,500-41,500/oz.

Pelleted Seed: 225 per packet; 800-2,100/oz.

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How To Grow Lettuce

While there are many lettuce seed varieties to choose from, you can narrow the field by first deciding whether to grow a leaf lettuce or a head lettuce.

Leaf lettuces can be harvested all at once in a bunch or leaf by leaf producing for their entire season.

Head lettuces are ones you are probably most used to seeing; Romaine or Iceberg are the most common.

With its sweet, mild flavor, fresh colors, and lush ruffled appearance, lettuce is a customer favorite. Display classic green heads interspersed with blushed and red heads for a truly striking market presentation. Customers have also discovered the convenience and refined look of baby lettuce seed mixes. Use one of our pre-mixed blends, or blend your own, striving for diversity of color, texture, and leaf shape. Direct sow the mixed seed, and harvest at 3-4 tall; cut above the plant’s crown so leaves will regrow for a second cutting. Make successive plantings to ensure a fresh supply of lettuce, and choose heat tolerant varieties for hot summer months.