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Lettuce Freckles is an unusual semi-cos heritage variety that has bright green leaves with splodges of burgundy/red - the red darkens as the lettuce leaf matures.

An excellent 'cut & come again' variety - just snip a few leaves at a time to ensure fresh new leaf production. It can be picked at around 26 days as 'baby leaf' lettuce or left to fully mature which takes about 55 days.

Lettuce Freckles is slow to bolt and so can be sown from March to June. Many other lettuce varieties will bolt quickly if sown in summer months.

Lettuce Freckles will add colour to your salad bowl and brighten up your veg patch - a decorative and useful variety to grow & eat!

Lettuce Freckles Vegetable Seed Information

Seed Quantity:Approx 1,000 seeds per pack.

Prefers well-drained, moist rich site. Autumn sowings in greenhouse / polytunnels in grow bags or containers or the soil.

When to SowInside: February
Outside: March to June
How to Sow:

Sow thinly in pre-watered drills 1cm deep in rows 30cm apart and lightly cover with fine soil. Seedlings appear in 7-14 days. When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 15cm apart and then again 2-3 weeks later to every 30cm apart. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a continuous supply. (Sowings may benefit from cloche or fleece protection and they might benefit from sowing inside in very cold spells and transplanting seedlings outside and then fleecing).


In spring/summer keep soil moist especially during dry weather, weed free and protect early sowings with a cloche. Best to water in the morning as watering in the evening will increase the risk of disease.

Harvest:June to September.

Lettuce Freckles (Semi-Cos) Seeds



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