Cos are best picked whole so you can enjoy the sweet juicy heart.
NZH & OH A mix of our Cos lettuces, Paris White Cos and Odell’s. Both of these lettuces form beautiful heads, best picked whole so you can enjoy the sweet juicy heart. We slice the head off whole 4cm above the root to allow it to re-grow, this works best in Spring and Autumn. See the individual lettuces for descriptions.
Sow in early Spring, repeat monthly for continuous supply. For head lettuce sow into trays, prick out at 4cm diagonal spacing when true leaves emerge. Transplant into fertile soil at 20cm diagonal spacing. For mesclun direct sow in rows 15cm apart. As some seeds require heat to germinate, lettuces DO NOT germinate if soil temperature is too high. In summer we have found lettuces do not germinate in glasshouse conditions, instead we germinate them in our shadehouse.