Heirloom Prizehead has a history dating back to the 1880’s: you just know that this is a lettuce worthy of a space in your garden. It has delicious crinkled light green leaves that are flecked and tipped with red-bronze shades. With speedy growth you won’t be waiting long to enjoy it for yourself. Price for 75 seeds
SOW: starting lettuces off in trays or modules allows you to transplant rather than thin. Sow a little seed every 2-3 weeks for a succession of lettuces from March to September. Seed depth 10mm but they are not that fussy if a little deeper or shallower! In the summer sow later in the afternoon as lettuce germination can be erratic in hot weather.
GROW: for a larger size lettuce plant 20-25cm apart, ready in 7 weeks. You can also grow Prizehead as a cut-and-come-again in a short row, close spaced and cut when about 10cm high. Each plant will usually resprout to give 2 cuts. Grown like this the first cut can be taken about 4-5 weeks after sowing.
EAT: delicious & beautiful. Mix with other leaves for unique home-grown salads.