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Joker Lettuce

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Lactuca sativa

Loved and bred by Frank Morton, this first cousin of Jester is an all-around excellent lettuce to be grown all season long. A cripshead lettuce, it grows deeply savoyed leaves that boasts of green festooned with vivd red splashes. It's as if if someone flicked a paintbrush to the leaves. Tolerating both the cold and heat, making it slow to bolt, Joker is a great lettuce to grow in the spring and into the fall. This is an OSSI-pledged variety. 65 days to maturity.

Planting Tips

Whether seeding into a pot or directly into the garden, be sure not to bury the lettuce seed too deep. Cover the seed lightly; approximately 1/8" with loose soil and pat down gently. Keep the soil consistently moist until the plants emerge. Being heat sensitive, lettuce will usually germinate best below 24 degrees Celsius.

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