Butterhead lettuce "Michalina" (Lactuca sativa) with its large, light green heads is one of the best varieties for summer cultivation in the open air and under covers. It forms large, oval, subtle in taste leaves with soft, slightly wrinkled surface and pleasant, vividly green colour. Leaves form quite tight, regularly shaped heads that are large and easy to harvest. Fresh butterhead lettuce leaves are growing more and more popular thanks to its delicious, gentle flavour, low calorie content and anti-acidic powers. They are full of vitamins, especially provitamin A and vitamin C, and mineral nutrients.
Butterhead lettuce "Michalina" seeds can be sown under covers in early spring. Direct sowing into the ground should take place later in the spring up till middle of summer. Irrespective of the fact, if we produce seedlings or sow directly to target site, the plant will need light and water. "Michalina" produces the richest crops in medium compact, permeable humous soils. Leaves that are perfect for sandwiches and salads can be picked from May to September, depending on the exact sowing date and cultivation method.
Each packet contains 1 g of butterhead lettuce "Michalina" seeds. Growing guide and sow-by date are included in the package information.
- Weight: 1 g
- Use: eaten fresh
- Harvest time: May - September
- Growth form: heads
- Foliage: large, oval leaves
- Site: sunny; moist, middle heavy, permeable, humous soil