Butterhead lettuce "Syrena" (Lactuca sativa) is a reliable, early variety. It usually takes it 35 - 45 days from sow to harvest. This variety is fitted for spring cultivation in the open field, but it also grows under covers, in heated or unheated tunnels. "Syrena" is a very productive variety that displays high resistance to diseases, particulary to mildew. It withstands adverse weather conditions, maintains high quality for a long time and does not produce flowering stalks. It develops large heads that may weigh even 400 - 450 g. The heads are half-open, broad and consist of crisp, wavy, pale green and delicious leaves. They are recommended for direct, raw consumption in salads or as garnish.
Butterhead lettuce may be grown both from direct sow to the ground or from seedlings. Seedling production takes place in early spring under covers. Lettuce seeds are sown directly only in April, until end of June the latest. If you wish to have steady supplies of fresh heads at your disposal, seeds should be sown repeatedly every 2 - 3 weeks. Lettuce grows best in fertile, humous soils that are rich in nutrients, warm and rather moist. Cultivation takes place in 30-40 x 20-25 cm spacings. First tasty and crunchy heads may be harvested mid-June already.
Each package contains 1 g of "Syrena" pale green butterhead lettuce seeds. The package information contains a growing guide and the sow-by date.
- Weight: 1 g
- Use: direct, raw consumption - salads, as garnish
- Harvest time: 35 - 45 days after the sow, mid-June the earliest
- Growth form: heads
- Foliage: wavy, pale green leaves
- Site: fertile, humous soil rich in nutrients