Mascara Lettuce is a stunning oakleaf lettuce with deep red leaves and huge, open heads. Resists bolting and maintains a mild flavor even into the heat of summer. We love this variety for its vigor, unique appearance and loft in salads. It’s pleasantly crispy and mild in flavor. Perfect for gardeners and market growers alike! Extremely limited quantity for 2023.
Days to Maturity: 30 baby, 65 Full Heads
Latin name: Lactuca sativa
Life cycle for Seed Production: Annual
Plant Mascara 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!