No other lettuce type provides the incredible, cool crunch of crisphead lettuce. ‘Great Lakes 118’ is a 1960s improvement over the original ‘Great Lakes’; heat tolerant, and bolt resistant. Toss it in with your salad mixes or top your sandwiches to liven them up. A frost-tolerant annual. Plants grow up to 6″ in diameter. Botanical Interests’® Great Lakes 118 Crisphead Lettuce Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 148 feet.
68-82 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F.
For Successive Sowings: Sow every 3 weeks until 4-6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In mild climates, sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.
Indoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.