Lettuce, Bacardi

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Quick facts:

  • Heirloom
  • Rare variety
  • Slow to bolt

Lactuca sativa

Butterhead type with burgundy tinge.  This is a rare heirloom variety that could do very well in market production as the leaves stand up away from the soil and are easy to harvest and clean.  Leaves a large and crispy, and loose heads can be cut as heads or individual leaves.  Standard lettuce flavor tending slightly toward the bitter side.  Nice texture.  Relatively slow to bolt even in a hot summer.  We got this lettuce from the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook who obtained it from the late Mary Schultz.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


3-5 w.

6-14 d.


Shade to Full



Direct sow up to 4 weeks before the average last frost. Harvest leaves young by cutting the whole plant. Plant successively every two weeks to keep you in young greens, or give them more space to mature and harvest the whole plant.

Seed specs:  Packet size~ 100 min.