This heirloom favorite of romaine producers charms its growers with its pretty red freckles on apple green, elongated leaves. Its leaf is more substantial than its somewhat similar relative Speckles (butterhead), and therefore more desired for baby leaf production. If you are looking for character, flavor, and a crunch, Freckles will be tops on your list of varieties to try. Approx. 55 to 65 days.Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season
Days to maturity: determined by variety average 50 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 40-75ºF.
Cultural information: can be sown directly into the ground as soon as soil can be worked, or indoors and then transplant.
Plant in rows 12"-18" apart, 1" between seeds.
Seed count: average 400,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: direct seed ¼ - ½ oz. per 100 ft. row, 1 pound per acre.
Diseases and pests: mildew problems can be avoided by proper spacing and variety selection.
Harvesting: cut for full heads or for individual leaves.