Eventual height & spread
lettuce (semi-cos) 'Winter Density'
lettuce (semi-cos) or Lactuca sativa 'Winter Density'
- available to order from spring
- approx 1400 seeds
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile and moisture retentive
The very best variety for growing during the coldest months of the year, as it's extremely hardy and resilient. It's a semi-cos type, with the solid, dark green hearts held lower to the ground than most cos types but well wrapped in outer leaves for protection. The flavour is sweet and fresh – a real winter treat.
- Growing Instructions:Earlier sowings can be made direct where they are to grow, in shallow drills: thin seedlings to 20cm apart and protect with a cloche once colder conditions start. Later sowings from autumn onwards do best in a coldframe or in the greenhouse borders: thin to 20cm apart once established. Protect from slugs. When thinning lettuce seedlings, lift the larger thinnings carefully and replant in a new row at their final spacings to double your crop.
- Sow: August-October
- Harvest: March-May
- Approximate quantity: 1400 seeds.