This mix is full of hardy varieties that are slow to bolt and can withstand the heat. Includes UH Manoa variety, Manoa Leopard (a cross with spots from Frank Morton), Elf Ears (a green oak leaf variety and another one of Frank Morton's varieties), Queensland (a cos-type lettuce that is very slow bolting), and other varieties that all grow well in Hawai'i. Most likely most of these you have not grown before. So, when the leaves have at least one pair of true leaves they could be transplanted to a flat and grown up a little before transplanting out. That way you can rogue out any starts that don't seem to be doing well in your environment. Experimenting with new lettuce varieties is so important for your home garden...have fun!
Locally Grown on the Island of Moloka'i
Planting Depth: 1/8", cover seeds very lightly - lettuce needs light to germinate
Spacing: 4-12", smaller spacing for baby greens and larger spacing for full heads
Sun: Full to partial sun
Days to Maturity: 50 to 60 days
40 seeds per packet
Packets are made of paper and need to stay dry and in cool, dark storage.
Store in a cool DRY place with NO moisture or the seeds will sprout!
The Hawaiʻi Seed Growers Network is a statewide group of artisanal farmers that have worked together over the past 13 years to develop and grow high-quality, locally grown, and adapted seed varieties for Hawai‘iʻs home gardeners and market farmers. Varieties selected for their online marketplace have been tested for multiple years by seed growers on their farms and gardens under Hawai‘i’s unique and diverse, subtropical climatic conditions. Seed growers carefully observe, hand select, and harvest from only the best plants to ensure well-adapted, healthy seeds sprout and grow well in your home garden. All seeds are open-pollinated (OP) varieties that allow you to begin saving your own seed, improving and strengthening these varieties in your home garden. Seeds are properly dried, tested for germination according to USDA standards, and carefully stored to ensure viability at N. Kohala Seed Bank, Nahelehele. Growing tips and seed-saving information are available on the Hawaiʻi Seed Growers Network website through the Blogs and Resource pages at: hawaiiseedgrowersnetwork.com.