This eye-catching, compact bibb won our hearts in our mini lettuce Trial of 2019. What cinched its champion status? Was it the flashy, shiny, bronzy leaves? Its resistance to bolting and downy mildew? Or Cegolaine’s uniformity and impressive heft and density? Yes. Yes it was. Cegolaine Lettuce is one of the new en vogue Little Gem type lettuces, eliciting “ooo”s, “aah”s, and “cuuute”s from market and farm share customers. Almost too adorable to eat, but too crunchy and tasty not to.
Days to Maturity: 55
Latin Name: Lactuca sativa
Life Cycle for Seed Saving: Annual
Plant Cegolaine Lettuce spring through early fall. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70-85°. Planting depth: 1/8”. Full heads – start indoors and transplant at 12”, or direct seed every inch and thin to 12”. Baby leaf- seed 4-5/inch with 5” between rows.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!