Lettuce May King

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Lettuce May King

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Price: £1.99
Product Code: LETM134
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Put simply lettuce is the favourite salad crop grown in the British Isles and butterhead is still the most popular lettuce group. Lettuce May King sometimes listed as May Queen is one of the earliest butterhead varieties on the market. A 19th century heirloom variety May King produces good yields of mid or pale green lettuce with closed heads and leaves which are slightly tinged with red. Early and hardy, ideal for frame, cold greenhouse and outdoor use lettuce May King can withstand ground frosts up to -5C. Rarely regarded as a vegetable for cooking lettuce May King will keep fresh for up to 3 days if placed unwashed in a polythene bag and stored in a refrigerator.


Minimum Germination Temp: 2°C. Optimum Germination Temp: 24°C. Maximum Germination Temp: 30°C.

Sowing Depth: 0.3cm.

Sowing dates: Indoors March-mid April. Outdoors: April-May.

Transplant: April-May.

Plant spacing: 20 - 30cm.

Full Sun.

Harvest: mid April-September.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 350



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