Twin Pack of 400 Seeds Each (800 Seeds Total) Grow a garden filled with Prizehead Lettuce, from freshly harvested Lactuca sativa seeds. Prizehead is a heirloom variety that produces loose-leaf heads in a brilliant combination of green and maroon colors. The leaves are tender, with a frilly texture. Prizehead goes great in salads to add a bit of color, before a large meal. Prizehead Lettuce, like all lettuce is an annual crop. These annuals grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds, producing heads of delicious leafy greens. This variety is best established in early Spring, or in the Autumn season, since it grows best in cooler weather. Prizehead is slow to bolt, but usually bolts quicker with warmer weather. Sowing the Seed - Lettuce seeds can be started indoors, or directly outdoors as well. If started indoors, choose large peat pots, at least 4 inches tall and 4 inches wide. Sow the seeds in groups of 4, at a depth of 1/16" under topsoil, so that they are barely covered. Transplant entire peat pots outdoors, or direct sow when the weather has become mildly warm. Do not sow deeper than the recommended sowing depth mentioned above, as Lettuce will require a bit of direct light to germinate properly. Growing Conditions - Lettuce will thrive in areas of partial sun, meaning that they should receive about 5 to 6 hours of sunlight a day. Lettuce plants prefer cooler temperatures of 45F to 65F and will flourish in loose, fertile soils, just make sure that the sowing medium is also well drained. To increase your drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to any areas that consist of hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily to ensure that the ground is moist, but never soaked. Germination & Growth - Lettuce will typically begin to germinate within 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants will reach a mature height of roughly 10 to 12 inches tall, spreading to a good 10 to 12 inches wide. The plants can be spaced roughly 8 inches apart from one another, in rows spaced 12 inches apart. Prizehead produces green, curly leaves with a splash of blushy red coloring. Harvest in 50 to 55 days. Harvesting - Prizehead Lettuce can be harvested within 50 to 55 days, when the heads are roughly 8 to 10 inches in size, and are green to red. Rinse and enjoy, or store in the fridge for later use. Keep in mind that storing your Lettuce with other fruits, such as apples and pears is not recommended, as this can cause the leaves to brown. Beautiful Packet Designs Each seed packet comes with a beautifully illustrated image of the variety to be grown.Details on the front include which variety is grown, as well as the scientific name and estimated seed count.Detailed information about the specific crop is found on the front right.Packets measure 3.25 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall.Save your seeds for the next season! Many people don't know that seeds actually don't expire for years if they are kept in optimal conditions. Place unused seed packets in a ziplock bag, press the air out and keep them in a cool, dry and dark location for next year! Detailed Sowing Information Easy to follow seed sowing directions are presented on the reverse side of each seed packet.QR codes are displayed on each seed packet for easy reordering, or for additional information on the variety purchased.Each seed packet has a latex glue that allows you to self seal and save unused seeds. Try growing your very own garden filled with lettuce through hydroponics. (A soil-less method to grow these delicious varieties.) Red Romaine Iceberg Black Seed Simpson Oakleaf Parris Island Prizehead Plant Type Lettuce / Vegetable Lettuce / Vegetable Lettuce / Vegetable Lettuce / Vegetable Lettuce / Vegetable Lettuce / Vegetable Height 8" to 12" Tall 8" to 12" Tall 8" to 12" Tall 8" to 12" Tall 8" to 12" Tall 10" to 12" Tall Plant Spread 10" Spread 10" Spread 10" Spread 10" Spread 10" Spread 10" Spread Season Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Light Preference Partial Sunlight Partial Sunlight Partial Sunlight Partial Sunlight Partial Sunlight Partial Sunlight Harvest 50 to 55 Days 75 Days 40 to 50 Days 30 to 60 Days 30 to 55 Days 50 to 55 Days Non-GMO ? ? ? ? ? ? Heirloom ? ? ? ? ? ?