Similar in size and structure to the Buttercrunch Bibb, but with a little extra flair. Speckled Amish is an heirloom variety said to have originated in Lancaster County, PA in the 1800s and spread wide by Seed Savers Exchange. Leaves are bright green with flecks of burgundy, giving a nice two-tone effect. Aesthetically pleasing AND tasty.
- Date: For Spring Planting Start Indoors: March 1, Transplant: April 1, or Direct Seed: March 1, For Fall Planting: Direct Seed August 1-October 1
- Planting Depth: ⅛-¼ in.
- Germination Rate: 96%
- For Raised Beds: For full head lettuce, space plants 6 in. apart. For baby greens, simply broadcast over the soil surface and rake in to the top layer.
- For Containers: Can be grown in shallow window boxes or deep planters. Only needs 4-6 in. of soil depth so can be grown in almost any size container. Broadcast seed for baby greens or plant each head of lettuce in a container measuring at least one gallon.